STAFF REPORTER AN exhibition of more than 125 photographs in the Borne in Palma is illustrating the first 50 years of activity at Palma's Son Sant Joan airport, describing it as “one of the most influential structures ever built in the history of the Islands.” The exhibition entitled “Puerta Aérea de Majorca” has been launched to mark the 50th anniversary of the airport. The display has been researched and mounted by contributors including the Spanish National Airports Authority (AENA) Foundation in collaboration with Palma City Council. The photographs which will be on show to the public until 15th May, have been arranged on 14 separate, double-sided panels alongside an information stand providing the history of the airport. Visitors will be able to see moments that have been captured on camera since the opening of the airport in 1960 up until the present day. The exhibition consists of both black and white and colour photographs and provides, in sequence, a snapshot of how the airport installations first developed, what early planes were in use, the passengers, air hostesses, scenes from the boom years, and a framework of what challenges face the airport in the short term.