Rhyl Air Show set to return in August

Published date: 30 January 2013 |
Published by: Matt Jones
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RHYL Air Show has had a date change for 2013 and is set to be the biggest yet.

The two-day aviation extravaganza, which last year attracted more than 130,000 people to the resort, will be held on August 31 and September 1, the week after August Bank Holiday.

Organisers have said this year’s show is “looking to be even bigger than before” while community leaders have said it could help extend the summer holiday season by an extra week

Rhyl town councillor Peter Williams said: “It is a brilliant air show and it is really good for the town.

“It is excellent to see it coming back year after year and the reaction from people in the town is so positive.

“Rhyl Air Show brings a lot of people into the town and really helps the economy.

“There is always a good line-up.

“It could help the summer season last another week.

“It is a brilliant idea to hold it the week after August Bank Holiday, people might stay that extra week which would give the economy and even bigger boost.”

Last year a downturn in participants at Prestatyn’s popular carnival parade was blamed on Rhyl Air Show.

Organisers of Prestatyn Carnival said despite thousands coming to watch the parade less people took part after the two events clashed with the Airshow moving from its August slot to July last year due to the Olympics.

The world-renowned Red Arrows team topped the bill and businesses in the town reported a boost in trade.

The annual event, which launched in 2009, is organised by Denbighshire Council with support from Rhyl Town Council.

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