Manchester to celebrate 70th anniversary

Manchester to celebrate 70th anniversaryManchester Airport will this month celebrate its 70th anniversary.

The north-west hub will mark the occasion on June 25th and will host a series of celebratory events throughout the year, including a number of dinners and parties.

The festivities will conclude with the completion of the new Concorde hangar, an attraction at Manchester that travellers will be able to visit.

In 1938, six months of operations saw Manchester Airport handle some 4,000 passengers. The equivalent period of time last year brought more than 11 million passengers through the gateway.

Managing director Andrew Cornish said: "Manchester Airport has a long and fascinating history and we’re proud to be celebrating our 70th anniversary.

"The airport has changed beyond recognition from those early days and we are constantly innovating and improving Manchester Airport to make sure that we give our passengers what they want."

Developments currently underway at the hub include improvements to terminals one and two and a new air traffic control tower.

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