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i360 to open in July

The British Airways i360 in Brighton is understood to be on track to open in time for the school summer holidays in July.

The passenger ‘pod’ is now in place and testing it up and down the tower will begin in the next few weeks.

The British Airways i360, which has attracted considerable interest from coach tour operators and group travel organisers, was due to start testing in March. However, it is understood that the delay has been caused by what the attraction says has been a re-ordering of the schedule of activity on the site.

Talking to The Argus newspaper, Eleanor Harris, the i360’s chief executive, says: “British Airways i360 is on track to open this summer, in time for the school summer holidays. Tickets will go on sale next month when we announce our exact opening date. Over the next month we will also see the pod start to move and the lights will be switched on, which we are very excited about.”

More information at www.britishairwaysi360.com

British Airways i360
A webcam showing live pictures of the base of the tower can be seen at http://britishairwaysi360.com/latest-news/webcam/