Manchester Airport control tower turned into bar
Wed, 08 Dec, 2010
Manchester Airport's former control tower has been converted into a bar.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the operations centre at Terminal one, which once housed staff responsible for traffic control, has been refurbished and turned into the Epernay Bar.
More than 100 different kinds of champagne will be stocked by the venue and oysters also feature on its menu.
Managing director at Manchester Airport Andrew Harrison welcomed the move and wished Epernay "every success".
"The terminal has undergone a rapid period of investment and change over the last few years to improve the customer experience," he said.
Similar comments were issued by Epernay director Geoff Thornton, who expressed his excitement about the opening.
Last month, Manchester Airport revealed it would be taking part in a new technology trial for a biometric security system which can recognise an individual by their iris.
The Biometrics in Motion programme is one of many schemes running at UK airports as part of the government's Innovative Science and Technology in Counter-Terrorism initiative.