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Manchester Airport overhaul nears completion

Manchester Airport has revealed the progress made on its £1 billion transformation, with several months to go until it opens its new terminal.

The third largest airport in the UK also released a video to showcase what passengers using the new facilities can expect, when they start using the new facility from next summer.

New features unveiled include a honeycomb light installation that proudly illuminates the departure lounge.

With 16 million settings, it will change colours depending on the time of day.

A new 83 square metre digital screen will take centre stage in the new extension to provide entertainment and information to passengers. 

Andrew Cowan, chief executive of Manchester Airport, said: “Our £1 billion transformation will allow us to continue playing our role as the UK’s global gateway in the north, offering our 29.5 million annual passengers and the entire region a world class airport, connecting them to a wealth of vital economic and tourist hubs.

“We’re delighted with the progress that’s been made on the project and we can’t wait for passengers to experience the new facilities next summer. 

“The new extension will offer a real step change to our passengers with state-of-the-art facilities and a great selection of shops and restaurants for them to enjoy.”