Emirates sponsors UK’s ATC centre

DUBAI — Britain’s newest Air Traffic Control (ATC) centre was yesterday christened ‘The Newcastle Emirates Tower’ as the Dubai-based airline announced a new sponsorship partnership with Newcastle International Airport.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 6 Sep 2007, 9:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:05 AM

The airport, scene of the launch of its first ever scheduled long haul service between Dubai and Newcastle last Saturday, unveiled the state-of-the-art tower at a ceremony attended by Emirates Airline President Tim Clark and Nick Brown, MP, UK government minister for the North East.

The new Dh54 million tower, standing 45 metres high, commands a panoramic view of Newcastle and the surrounding coast and countryside and is being heralded as a new icon for the region.

The Newcastle Emirates Tower will carry the award-winning airline’s logo.

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