Visitors to this year’s Sunderland International Airshow will have the chance to enjoy the best views of all the event’s action, music and entertainment in fully catered comfort.

Tickets are now on sale for the very popular Take Off Enclosure, which was first launched at last year’s airshow.

The enclosure offers its guests excellent views of the stage, where an ever-growing line-up of music stars are due to perform. Those who buy tickets for the enclosure will also get unrivalled sea views of the aerial displays.

Sunderland International Airshow will run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July and the Take Off Enclosure will be open for all three days of the event.

Visitors who purchase a ticket for the enclosure will receive their very own Boarding Pass, which will give them access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Family friendly activities in the enclosure, which can be enjoyed by children of all ages
  • Opportunities to meet some display pilots
  • A welcome drink and buffet lunch, with access to light refreshments and a bar throughout the day
  • Allocated seating within a marque and access to an outdoor viewing area
  • Private toilet facilities

Ticket prices for the Take Off Enclosure begin at £27.50 per person, inclusive of the booking fee. 

Cllr John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s cabinet member for communities and culture, said, “While you can enjoy the Sunderland Airshow from anywhere along the seafront, some visitors are looking for somewhere to sit back and relax while children’s activities keep the whole family entertained in an informal secure environment.”

“The Take Off Enclosure provides people with a base from where they can come and go as they please, allowing the opportunity to explore the event in full before returning to their seats to watch the display and enjoy the musical entertainment from the stage.”

“As always, we are planning the best event programme that we can with flying and ground displays from around the world and musical entertainment from the stage to keep everyone entertained and involved.”

“Why not book your tickets now for the Take Off Enclosure and just sit back, relax and wait for the Sunderland Airshow this summer with the best seats in the house.”

To learn more about the Sunderland International Airshow, please visit

(Featured image courtesy of Liam Swinney, from Flickr Creative Commons)

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