Coronavirus: Yevoliton Air Day cancelled

Coronavirus: Yevoliton Air Day cancelled

Published by George Sharpe at 3:31pm 23rd March 2020.

This year's Royal Navy International Air Day has been cancelled.

The event, which attracts thousands each July and showcases Air forces from all over the world, has been called off because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Organisers say it's made the decision as a 'prudent' measure in accordance with Government guidance.

It was due to be held on 11th July, but they say tickets for the event will be refunded. 

A statement from the Royal Navy said: 

"Following many months of planning, we regret to inform you that the Royal Navy International Air Day 2020 has been cancelled. The show was due to take place at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, on Saturday 11 July.

"This decision to cancel has been made as a prudent measure and in accordance with Government guidance on Covid-19. We are making sensible and proportionate adjustments to non-essential activity, these decisions are made on a case by case basis to minimise the impact of Covid-19.

"Our priority has always been to deliver a safe and enjoyable event for our patrons. In times of such unprecedented uncertainty, the Royal Navy, RNAS Yeovilton and AHA Events Ltd have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Royal Navy International Air Day 2020.

"All tickets purchased will be refunded – more details to follow in due course.  In the meantime, we ask for your patience while we undertake this process due to current working conditions. Updates will be made via email and our social media channels.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal patrons, sponsors, exhibitors, participants, emergency services, contractors, station personnel and the many other stakeholders for their continued support in making Air Day the success it has become."