The 200ft building replaces the existing tower, which has served the airport for about 40 years.
The airport’s COO, Andrew Cowan, said the new tower would give better visibility of the whole runway. He said: "We are delighted with the new control tower and pleased that the transition went smoothly as planned. "It’s a fitting moment for us and demonstrates our continued investment in Manchester Airport, and this will be our most significant development in the airport this year. “It also follows previous investments made such as the €12 million upgrade of the airfield in 2010 so we could prepare for the arrival of the Emirates A380 and the complete refurbishment of Runway One in 2011. "The new tower provides facilities suitable for a 21st Century airfield and has further strengthened our great relationship with NATS, with whom we have worked together to create an iconic building, in a secure unit next to the airfield.” The opening of the new facility coincided with the UK gateway's 75th birthday.
Celebrations included the airport’s choir greeting passengers in the arrivals lounge.Source: airportworld, Steven Thompson
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