It is with regret that the organisers of the Great Yorkshire AirFest 2016 are announcing the cancellation of this year’s event. The show, which was due to take place on 2-3 July 2016, has been cancelled following a particularly challenging year for the air show community.
A combination of factors has led the GYAF organisers to take the difficult decision to cancel the event. These include increased fees following the new CAA regulations, heavy investment required to support the show’s infrastructure and, despite public interest in the event, a slow uptake in ticket sales.
A spokesperson said: “We are incredibly disappointed to cancel this year’s Great Yorkshire AirFest. This year has been challenging for everyone involved in the air show community as we’ve seen from the number of UK shows which have been postponed or cancelled.”
“At all times, our priority has been to host a safe and entertaining show for all visitors. Despite the great efforts and hard work from all the AirFest team, running a viable event for 2016 will be incredibly difficult.
“We’d like to thank everyone who has supported the AirFest in 2016 and hope to be back in the future.”
All those who have bought tickets will be refunded in full directly through Eventbrite. For any other enquiries, please email [email protected]