Flying high again?

Moves to reinstate Airshow to mark 70th anniversary of Queen's coronation

Flying high again?

Scenes from 2019’s Portrush Airshow the last time the event ran.

Peter Winter

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THE Airshow should be reinstated on a bi-annual basis, starting in 2022 to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

That is the proposal members of Causeway Coast and Glens Council will debate later this month.

The two-day festival, which cost ratepayers around £200,000, ran for two decades in Portrush but was scrapped in 2020 even before Covid restrictions put paid to all tourism events.

The decision was taken ahead of last year's rate-setting process amid the council's deepening budgetary crisis.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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