Tees Valley Airport will return to the airshow circuit in 2020 on 24th May. The event which is backed by the airport, the Tees Valley Mayor and Tees Valley Combined Authority is being organised by the same team that organised the Skylive events in 2016 and 2017.
Previous shows attracted crowds of 18,000 and featured displays from the Royal Air Force as well as civilian performers. The 2020 event will build on that participation while adding a classic car show and additional military displays on the ground.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has welcomed the event, “When I first heard of the plans to bring the airshow back to Teesside International Airport I was keen to do all I could to support it. It isn’t just enjoyed by local people, but brings thousands of people tourists to the area.
Recently, on top of bringing our airport back into public ownership, we have hosted a raft of successful, high-profile events such as BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and the Great North CityGames.
The can-do attitude that Teesside is known for has helped us pull these off, so it made sense to build on this success and do something positive for local people at our airport. It’s another vote of confidence in our region and our abilities, and the 2020 event will prove to be another spectacular show for people of all ages. The time has never been better to make the Tees Valley Airshow a firm fixture in our region’s calendar, once again, and I look forward to seeing it fly.”
Chris Petty said: “It’s fantastic to have the airshow back and to have the support of the Mayor. We have been in discussions for some time to bring this back to our region and we are now in full swing organising a great show for next year. We are planning a great show and have our application into the RAF and other display teams, which we will announce as we can confirm.”
For more information, visit the event’s website: https://www.teesvalleyairshow.co.uk/