This week Manchester Airport, the third largest airport in the UK, celebrated its 75th anniversary and marked the occasion with a brand new £20million control tower.
This is the most recent improvement in the airport’s succession of redevelopments since it first opened in 1938 with an air display from the RAF. The next development planned for the airport is the construction of the UK’s first Airport City project, which aims to create up to 20,000 of jobs by 2015 through luring global companies to the region.
You may also remember our article on the potential closure of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. We are pleased to hear that Manchester Airport and MOSI are in the early stages of discussing a sponsorship deal which would help the struggling museum financially. While the government have promised that MOSI will not shut down, there is the possibility that it will charge an admission fee to compensate for funding cuts across the Science Museum Group.