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Air festival to make second pass

Red Arrows
The Red Arrows formed a major part of the show in Bournemouth

Organisers of Bournemouth's inaugural Air Festival have confirmed that the show will return next year after a successful first outing.

About three quarters of a million people have descended on the Dorset town over the last four days.

Vintage Battle of Britain aircraft and the Red Arrows display team were among some of the attractions at the show, which took place over Bournemouth pier.

Provisional dates of 20 to 23 August have been set aside for next year.

Councillor Stephen MacLoughlin, Bournemouth's council leader, said: "The event has been such a tremendous success.

"The two year dream of a spectacular air festival has become a magnificent reality.

"After the investment and hard work of the people involved - their vision, commitment and dedication - it would be unthinkable not to be planning enthusiastically for 2009."




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