More than 250,000 visitors are expected to gather on Swansea’s promenade and waterfront for the action-packed Wales Airshow, on June 30 and July 1. This year’s show takes on extra significance since it celebrates both the RAF’s 100th anniversary and the Army commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The RAF will bring extra displays, personnel and equipment and a range of air displays including the Red Arrows, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flights, the Typhoon, and others.
To accommodate the extra displays and crowds, a section of Oystermouth Road will be closed to create a visitor area where families can roam safely, and diversions, parking and park and ride facilities have been arranged to ensure visitors reach the event whilst keeping traffic moving around the city.
However, the City Centre will be very much open for business over the weekend, with BID area businesses looking forward to welcoming the crowds. The Swansea BID team will be onsite at the Airshow too, promoting City Centre businesses to event visitors through its Big Heart of Swansea Brand – so drop by to say hello and to hear about the upcoming Big Heart events and promotions.
Russell Greenslade, Chief Executive of Swansea BID, said: “The airshow is a jewel of an event for Swansea Bay and I’m pleased to see it return. It is important to stress that although these necessary, temporary road closures will be in place, Swansea City Centre will be very much open for business for those who want to enjoy the great restaurants, cafes and retail on offer, a stone’s throw away from the airshow activity.”
Full details of the temporary road closures can be found here: https://bit.ly/2JNJsap