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Last chance to save £££'s on RIAT 2009 tickets!

Last chance to save £££'s on RIAT 2009 tickets!

Organisers of the 2009 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire said that more people than ever were taking advantage of their credit-crunch busting Earlybird ticket promotion, which ends on Tuesday (March 31 2009).

The Air Tattoo’s Director of Finance and Trading David Higham said the sale of almost 10,000 cut-price tickets – representing a 12 per cent increase on figures for this time last year - reflected the current economic climate.

“Clearly, people still want to be entertained but they are looking for value-for-money where ever possible. For people who buy no later than Tuesday (March 31), they will save £4 per ticket on the standard advance price.”

Despite having to spend in excess of £100,000 on a number of initiatives to make the event more robust following last summer’s cancellation due to heavy rainfall, Mr Higham said he was pleased to announce that car parking would once again be free at the Air Tattoo and also that all under-16s continue to enjoy free access to the event.

He said: “Quite often, events advertise what appear to be cheap entrance tickets but then charge children on top of that – and then car parking. Before you know it, the cost of the family day out has rocketed. Despite the financial pressure to do otherwise, we have resisted the temptation to charge visitors for these benefits.”

This summer’s Air Tattoo, which takes place on July 18-19, will mark the 60th anniversary of NATO. The focus will also be on international maritime patrol and search & rescue aircraft which will fly in as part of the airshow’s Sea Search theme.

Special cut-price tickets for the Air Tattoo are available until March 31, priced £30.95. Under-16s go free. For details and regular updates on participating aircraft, visit

Explore Gloucestershire
25 March 2009

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