Visitors to this summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford can make a saving of up to £9 per ticket if they buy before the end of February.

Special Earlybird tickets, priced £32.50, are available, representing a saving of £5 off the price of the day-specific advance ticket. Until February 28, the booking fee of £4 has also been waived.  All tickets for the Air Tattoo must be bought in advance.

This summer’s Air Tattoo takes place on July 17&18 and will feature special tributes marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It will also focus on the vital role ‘training’ plays in equipping the Armed Forces for operations in the 21st century. Among the aircraft already confirmed for the airshow in July are two Romanian Air Force (Russian-designed) MiG-21s, rarely seen in the UK.

Air Tattoo Deputy Director of Marketing Helen Webb said the specially-priced Earlybird ticket, combined with free entry for all under-16s, meant the airshow offered unrivalled value-for-money for families looking for an exciting day out this summer.

She said: “As was the case last year, no Air Tattoo tickets will be available on the gate in 2010 so people will have to buy in advance if they want to enjoy the world’s greatest military airshow. Buying tickets before February 28, 2010 will not only ensure they’ll be with us next year but they’ll also save money.”

In addition to the day-specific Earlybird tickets, there is also an opportunity to buy tickets valid for either Saturday (July 17) or Sunday (July 18), priced £42.50 as well as tickets for all the various grandstands and enclosures. To see the full range of ticket options, visit or call the Air Tattoo box office on 0800 107 1940.
The Air Tattoo is staged annually in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. Since 2005, it has helped raise about £1.3 million for its parent charity.