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2015 Airshow in Folkestone has not been grounded - according to promotion company director

Contributed by editor on Jun 12, 2014 - 06:35 AM

Despite last weekend’s Folkestone Airshow attracting record crowds, organiser Open Air Promotions Ltd has admitted the event did not reach its revenue target, and the future of the show is being evaluated ‘very carefully’.


we are considering very carefully whether a show on this year’s scale and based on sponsorships, donations and public generosity is viable. It may be some time before decisions can be made - Yvonne Holder


 



“We promised that Folkestone Airshow 2014 would be the biggest and best yet - and everyone agrees that we delivered two days of aerial spectacle and ground events magnificently”, said Open Air Promotions project director Yvonne Holder.

 

“But, sadly, income did not match the high costs of staging this quality event and at the same provide - as was planned - a sound financial platform for future shows.


“As a consequence, we are considering very carefully whether a show on this year’s scale and based on sponsorships, donations and public generosity is viable. It may be some time before decisions can be made.


“But let not this take anything away from the fact that the show attracted and gave pleasure to scores of thousands of visitors and residents.

 

"The many, many messages of thanks we are receiving is evidence of that. We reckon that attendance was in the region 190,000, with consequent benefits for shops, restaurants, bars, accommodation and entertainment providers.


“We thank everyone who helped to make it such a wonderful weekend - people behind the scenes as well as those who spectators saw in action. Even the weather played fair” said Ms Holder.

 

 

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