80-Year-old Airport Employee on Hand to Celebrate Aer Lingus’ 80th Anniversary

80-year-old employee at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Cliff Johnson with the ‘Iolar’ de Havilland DH-84 Dragon.

 80-year-old employee at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Cliff Johnson with the ‘Iolar’ de Havilland DH-84 Dragon.

80-year-old employee at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Cliff Johnson with the ‘Iolar’ de Havilland DH-84 Dragon.

On September 14, 1936, the very first Aer Lingus Dublin to Liverpool flight took to the air and to celebrate the occasion, the Aer Lingus Charitable Foundation brought its 1936 de Havilland DH-84 Dragon aircraft named ‘Iolar’ to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (IATA: LPL) yesterday.
On hand to welcome the aircraft was the airport’s oldest serving employee, 80-year- old Cliff Johnson who works for Omniserve providing assistance for passengers with reduced mobility.
The Aer Lingus Charitable Foundation Charitable then took Cliff and a handful of lucky Airport employees drawn from a hat, on a once in a lifetime opportunity of a brief flight on the 80-year-old ‘Iolar’ aircraft over the City of Liverpool.