Celebrations as British Airways i360 in Brighton welcomes its one millionth guest
British Airways i360 viewing tower on Brighton seafront has today welcomed its one millionth guest. Sue Waghorn from Greenwich in London and her husband Phillip were met by general manager Ian Hart and presented with British Airways flights to a European destination of their choice, along with other prizes.
The couple were on the 11am pod ‘flight’ this morning and are visiting Brighton for a long weekend as part of their 40th wedding anniversary celebrations. As well as winning British Airways flights, Sue received four annual passes for British Airways i360, a magnum of Nyetimber English sparkling wine and a meal at onsite restaurant West Beach Bar & Kitchen.
Sue Waghorn said: ““I am over the moon to be the one millionth guest on British Airways i360! We’ve had a fantastic time here today and can’t believe we’ve won all these amazing prizes! “It’s a beautiful attraction and something you must do if you’re visiting Brighton.
“We’re looking forward to using our i360 annual passes, and also to booking a European break with British Airways!” British Airways i360 opened in August 2016 and was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye.
General manager Ian Hart said: “Welcoming our one millionth guest today is a meaningful landmark and a huge achievement for our team. I would like to thank every single one of them, along with our sponsor British Airways for providing flights to Europe to mark the occasion.
“Thanks also go to our one million guests, who have made us the most-visited paid attraction in the city. They’ve watched the sun set into the sea, abseiled from the pod, dined and done yoga classes in the sky, and we are all looking forward to making the next one million visits just as exciting for them.”
Since opening in August 2016, British Airways i360 has also won 20 awards, created more than 100 local jobs paying the Living Wage, spearheaded the regeneration of the West Beach area and raised Brighton’s profile among national and international visitors.
Other fun facts:
- 1 million guests welcomed
- 117,742 glasses of Nyetimber served at the Sky Bar
- 270 people abseiled from 450ft
- 12 weddings hosted and 20 proposals