Fly Folkestone campaign ready for take-off

FOLKESTONE AIRSHOW, planned to be ‘bigger and better’ than the event which made a successful come-back after nine years last June, was officially launched on Wednesday, January 23. Brand-named ‘Fly Folkestone – Turn a Memorable Day Out into a Wonderful Weekend’.

Representatives from local authorities, business and community organisations gathered at The Grand Hotel, Folkestone, to hear Project Manager Yvonne Holder outline the proposals for this year’s event and to listen to a keynote speech from Visit Kent Chairman Amanda Cottrell, OBE.

Organised by the Folkestone Town Centre Management Ltd and with support from local public authorities and aviation agencies, launched Fly Folkestone the collective name for the 3 day fun-filled event from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June inclusive.

The Flying display on Saturday 8th June will be supported by an action-packed week-end programme of ground events, activities and entertainment on the Leas, in the Harbour area.

This year it is hoped to attract 100,000 visitors (almost double last year’s figure) with significant numbers being expected from the Continent. There is a potential to generate £12.6 million for the local economy.

Fly Folkestone is totally committed to a “Buy Local” ethos, supporting local businesses and contracting local suppliers wherever possible.

Become a Friends of Folkestone Airshow – VIP Package

Why not become a Friend and receive an exclusive VIP package including;

Complimentary Official Souvenir Programme
Reserved seat on the chequer board (roof of Leas Cliff Hall)
Complimentary drink upon arrival
Afternoon tea finger buffet
Meet Keith Wilson (author of “Red Arrows in camera”)
Purchase “Red Arrows in camera” at special discounted price

£55 per person, buy 2 for £100 and save £10.

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