Few people know that the Peinador Airport was built by the people of Vigo themselves. The lack of budget for the work, which began with the help of local companies until funds failed, forced it. Thinking of the benefit that this airport would bring to the city, which was to be completed, it was decided to summon all citizens to help in its construction.
Thus, from the year 1936, all men between 20 and 50 years old, from Mos, Lavadores and Vigo, are summoned to work two days a month, free of charge. Those who could not attend had to contribute 6 pts.
The airport was built between 1947 and 1952. It was inaugurated in 1954 with the Vigo-Madrid route.