Earlybirds looking to attend next summer’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the Cotswolds can now save £5 on the cost of their general admission ticket.

The Earlybird tickets, which have just gone on sale, are only available until February 28, 2011, priced £34. After that date, tickets purchased for either Saturday, July 16 or Sunday, July 17 will cost £39.

Next summer’s Air Tattoo will look back over the past four decades as it celebrates its 40th anniversary with a series of special aerial displays and ground entertainment. It will also host a gathering of specially-decorated ‘Tiger’ aircraft from the NATO Tiger Association. ‘Tiger’ aircraft come from NATO squadrons that have a Tiger or Big Cat in their emblem and their association marks its 50th anniversary in 2011.

In addition to saving £5 on the cost of a ticket, Earlybirds will also have their £4 booking fee waived – representing even more value for money. Anyone looking to enhance their enjoyment of the event can also purchase a range of private enclosure tickets including the Public Grandstand, Jubilee Garden and the Pimm’s Flight Deck.

The Air Tattoo’s Deputy Director of Marketing, Helen Webb said that savings made on the Earlybird ticket combined with free admission for all accompanied under-16s meant that next summer’s airshow represented an affordable and memorable family day out.

“All tickets are now sold in advance so it makes sense for anyone thinking of joining us next year to take advantage of our Earlybird offer. Next summer’s Air Tattoo is going to be extra special as we plan to celebrate our 40th birthday in style – so why not secure your ticket to the party now!”

For full ticket details, including the new Earlybird Weekend Ticket, visit www.airtattoo.com or call 0800 107 1940.