Tickets have gone on sale this week for the hospitality area at the 2023 Clacton Airshow. Operated again by the Black Jacket Group, the hospitality area offers an elevated viewing area for the flight displays, a three-course meal and refreshments, as well as shelter should the weather not play ball at the event.

Staged by Tendring District Council (TDC) the Clacton Airshow – taking place on 24-25 August this year and celebrating its 30th anniversary – is one of the biggest events in the East of England, and the hospitality tickets have gone on sale during English Tourism Week (17-26 March).

Nicola Denny, Operations Director at Thorrington-based Black Jacket Group, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the hospitality marquee again this year at the Clacton Airshow and look forward to working with Tendring District Council to make this another successful event.

Mike Carran, TDC Assistant Director for Economic Growth and Leisure and Clacton Airshow Director, added: “It is fitting that the hospitality tickets have gone on sale in English Tourism Week, which this year is celebrating amazing businesses, experiences and places to stay. We are pleased to welcome back a Tendring-based firm to run the hospitality area, and know how important the Clacton Airshow is to the district’s economy – whether it is people staying in local accommodation, spending on food and drink or at the wonderful attractions we have here on the Essex Sunshine Coast. As we mark 30 years we hope people will be celebrating amazing memories, and that they join us to create new happy memories too – your support is what keeps the Clacton Airshow flying.

Hospitality tickets are available to purchase at, with prices at £59.50 for Thursday and £51.50 for Friday.

An exciting flight programme is being developed by the Clacton Airshow team, with details revealed closer to the event.

Anyone looking to exhibit at or sponsor the Clacton Airshow 2023 should contact – while donations to support the event can be made at

Coordinated by VisitEngland and taking place from Friday 17 – Sunday 26 March, English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, highlighting its importance to local economies and promoting the innovation, quality and range of products and services on offer to encourage more domestic breaks. This year’s campaign is using the strapline ‘amazing’ to celebrate the amazing people, places, businesses, attractions, experiences and destinations that make up England’s tourism sector.