Record-Breaking Airshow Attracts More Than 200,000 To Swansea Bay


This year’s Wales National Airshow saw record crowds estimated at well over 200,000 fans flocking to Swansea Bay for the country’s biggest free event.

On Saturday at least 100,000 visitors were entertained by the likes of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and even a Russian-built Cold War veteran MiG aircraft.

And organisers estimate the crowds enjoying the sunshine and the show were even bigger than that.

Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: “The two-day event, established in 2007, is going from strength to strength and is a major success story for the city.

“We’re certain it was a record-breaking weekend and it thoroughly our decision to turn this extravaganza of flight into an annual event.

“The vast numbers who came along for the two days will have been a valuable boost to city centre businesses, cafes and restaurants.”

“It was a great weekend and the quality of the visiting aircraft was exceptional. I want to thank all the tens of thousands of fans from across Wales and the UK who turned out over the weekend to support such a great occasion.”

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