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Package agreed to save air show
Lowestoft airshow
The two-day event takes place each summer
A package of measures to safeguard the future of a popular Suffolk air show has been agreed.

The two-day Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival attracted more than 350,000 visitors in 2002 - but its European funding is due to run out next year.

Civic leaders want the two-day event to remain in the summer calendar as it pumps more than 11m into the region's economy.

Better sponsorship

On Thursday night councillors decided the show must go on after 2004 but there - but savings would have to be made.

Waveney District Council officers will look at ways of cutting costs, developing better sponsorship deals and better marketing.

This year's event will be held on 31 July and 1 August, and will star the Red Arrows display team.

During last year's festival, an RAF Harrier jump jet crashed into the sea in front of thousands of spectators.

The pilot managed to eject, and nobody was hurt.

Air show's future under threat
13 Mar 03 |  England

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