Airtime Television is a privately-owned television news company that supplies footage to major broadcasters in the UK and abroad.

It had exclusive rights to cover TV news at London’s Heathrow Airport during the airport’s most exciting and vibrant period – but now concentrates on marketing its huge and extensive library.

Crucially Airtime retained copyright of almost all its footage and this is available for licence by programme makers and news outlets.

Its cameras recorded the thrill of Concorde travel, the arrival of wide-bodied jets, the rise of mass air travel – all in an era when celebrities were more approachable, when members of the royal family were more relaxed and security was a side-issue.

In addition, it owns the iconic footage of Princess Diana and her sons at Thorpe Park, filmed in 1993 at the request of Thorpe Park. The log-ride sequence is one of the world’s most widely used royal-family clips.

Thousands of clips over a twenty five year period starting in 1991 have been supplied to the world’s broadcasters and Airtime footage became a regular feature of the TV news landscape.

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