Tickets for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on Saturday have completely sold out for the first time in the event’s history.

However, organisers have said some tickets still remain for Sunday’s airshow. These can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk, priced £34.95 each.

Air Tattoo Chief Executive Tim Prince said the quality of the flying display combined with last year’s cancellation meant that people were eager to attend the world’s largest military airshow.

He said: “Anyone still without a ticket who would like to come and share the excitement of this unique event must act quickly and buy a ticket online for Sunday. There are no tickets for sale at the gates on either of the two days so please do not turn up on the day without a ticket.”

Aircraft began arriving for the Air Tattoo this morning (Wednesday, July 15) with a B1-B bomber from the US Air Force. In total 85 aircraft touched down at the Cotswold Base, from countries including Jordan, New Zealand, Holland, Hungary, Sweden and Italy.

The arrivals continue throughout tomorrow, with the star of this summer’s Air Tattoo, the Avro Vulcan, touching down on Friday.

The Royal International Air Tattoo is staged annually in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.