The 2020 Tees Valley Airshow, due to take place at Teesside International Airport in May, has been postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Last held in 2017, the event has been delayed until further notice in line with Government guidelines.
Although the airshow was due to take place on Sunday May 24 at 10am, the organisers have decided to rearrange the event during this time of increased uncertainty and to ensure the health of local people is not affected.
The show is being organised by the people behind the previous Skylive Airshows, Chris Petty and Steve Davies, supported by the Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, and Tees Valley Combined Authority.
All tickets already purchased will be honoured on the new date and people intending to come do not need to do anything else. For more information on rescheduling and refunds, visit the website of ticket partners Eventim at eventim.co.uk/campaign/customer-info/. The organisers are getting in touch with exhibitors, partners, performers and display teams individually over the rescheduling.
Organiser Chris Petty said: “We were really looking forward to relaunching the Tees Valley Airshow after two summers away, but we have come to the decision to postpone the event in light of the ongoing coronavirus situation.
“Ultimately, the health and welfare of the general public comes before anything else and we wanted people to enjoy the airshow secure in the knowledge that they were in a safe environment. As we don’t know how this outbreak is likely to progress, we are halting the event until further notice.
“We would like to thank the support of the Tees Valley Mayor, Combined Authority, Teesside International Airport and all of our partners and sponsors, who have been so enthusiastic and share our vision for a brilliant family day out which will hopefully become a staple of the Tees Valley events calendar.
“We’re still committed to seeing our airshow take off once again, and we will be announcing a new date as soon as we can.”