A record-breaking number of special Earlybird tickets have been purchased for this summer‘s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire.
More than 3,000 people have already snapped up the cut-price tickets for the airshow on July 17-18, which this year will mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
The Earlybird tickets, priced £32.50 each, represent a saving of £5 off the price of the day-specific advance ticket. The booking fee of £4 per order has also been waived. However, this offer is only available until the end of February.
Air Tattoo Deputy Director of Marketing Helen Webb said it was understandable that in the current economic climate, people were looking to get the best value for their money.
“People still want to go out and enjoy themselves but many do not have the same disposable income they had five years ago. A young family with two children aged under 16 taking advantage of our Earlybird offer can enjoy a wonderful day out at one of the UK’s most exciting outdoor events for just £65. Few other comparable events can match that for value!
“Since anyone planning to go to the Air Tattoo this year will have to buy a ticket in advance, it makes sense to purchase by February 28 and make a saving.”
The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military airshow and attracts around 250 aircraft from around the globe. Among the aircraft already confirmed for 2010 are two MiG-21 Lancers from the Romanian Air Force, rarely seen in the UK.
In addition to the seven-and-a-half-hour flying display, visitors can enjoy a large static aircraft park and enjoy a wide range of ground-based activities including a concert stage, fairground rides, and the interactive Tri@RIAT area for youngsters.
The Air Tattoo is staged annually in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. For full airshow details and to buy tickets, visit airtattoo.com