BBMF - Image © John M Dibbs

BBMF – Image © John M Dibbs

Organisers of the Royal International Air Tattoo believe the last ever appearance at RAF Fairford of the world’s only airworthy Vulcan bomber plus a Battle of Britain massed flypast have led to unprecedented ticket sales for the July 17-19 event.

Tickets for all the enclosures have sold out for Saturday, July 18 with only a few remaining in the Viewing Village Garden. Airshow admission tickets for the Saturday are expected to sell-out within a fortnight.

Air Tattoo spokesman Richard Arquati said a number of factors had contributed towards the current surge in ticket sales.

He said: “After last summer’s 140,000 sell-out, people don’t want to miss out this year. By securing Earlybird tickets by the May 31 deadline, they’ll not only be guaranteed a great day out, but they will be making a saving of £5 off the cost of a standard advance ticket.

He added: “We had great feedback from the public following last summer’s airshow and this, combined with some rare and exciting aerial displays and flypasts planned for July have whetted people’s appetites. The airshow weekend also marks the start of the summer holidays for many and with free entry to all under-16s, families see our event as a fabulous value-for-money day out.”

In addition to an eight-hour flying display, visitors will be able to view a wide range of aircraft in the Showground and enjoy a feast of fun-packed interactive activities for the whole family including the Techno Zone, Adrenalin Zone, Vintage Village and, new for 2015 – the Autodrome.

The Air Tattoo is staged annually in support of the RAF Charitable Trust. Tickets for the event are only available in advance. Specially-priced Earlybird tickets are available until May 31 from airtattoo.com or by calling 0800 107 1940. All accompanied under-16s go free. Free parking.