People keen to join in the excitement of the first Teesside Airshow in five years are today (1 June) being urged to snap up their tickets now to avoid disappointment, with fewer than 1,000 still available.
There are only ten days to go until the Red Arrows, RAF Eurofighter Typhoon display team, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and much, much more touch down at Teesside Airport as part of Skylive Air’s action-packed event.
More than 19,000 people have already secured tickets to the airshow meaning that, unlike previous years, there will no tickets available to purchase on the day, including tickets for parking. Anyone hoping to park at the airport must secure their parking spaces now at www.teessideairshow.co.uk, with limited spaces available..
The programme for the airshow – the only one for 120 miles – features a 30-minute display from the world-famous Red Arrows, British Aerobatic Champions The Starlings, bringing high-octane close formation aerobatics, an L-39 Albatross display and the RAF Falcons, the UK’s premier military parachute display team and much more.
There will also be plenty to do on the ground, with a huge motor show exhibition, displays by the Army, motorcycle stunt show, a strongman contest, fun fair, food and drink stalls and a chance to see the Rugby League World Cup statues in person.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “This airshow promises to be one of the biggest events of the summer and we’re proud to be hosting it at Teesside Airport, showing once again how it’s about much more than just flights to Alicante and raising its profile even further.
“I can’t wait to join the thousands of people from right across the region – and further afield – flocking there for a day to remember. It’s quite literally the only show in town, so if people don’t want to be disappointed, they need to grab their tickets before it’s too late.”
Steve Davies, Director of SkyLive Air, said: “We always knew that the airshow would be massively popular judging by all the people asking for its return, but we’ve been blown away by the support we’ve had and fully expect this to be a sell-out event in the next couple of days.
“It’s been a long time in the making, but the signs are now going up at the airport and around the region to signpost people to the event, which boasts a packed programme showing off the best of British and much more besides. But tickets are going quickly, with just a small fraction left, so this really is the last chance for people to grab a ticket. No tickets will be available on the gate, and if you turn up without one, you won’t be allowed in.”
Tickets for the event, kicking off at 10 am on Saturday 11 June, are priced at £10 per adult, £5 per child. A family ticket, consisting of two adults and two children, will be £25 and there is free entry for those aged under six. VIP tickets are now sold out.
The Teesside Airport Foundation will be the charity partner for the event.
For more information on the Teesside Airshow, and to book your tickets, visit www.teessideairshow.co.uk – tickets are now limited.