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One million aim for air festival

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

Organisers of Bournemouth's Air Festival are aiming to boost visitor numbers to more than one million.

Last year's four-day inaugural show attracted about 750,000 people and generated more than 25m to the town.

At the official launch of the 2009 show on Friday organisers were confident the free event will break that record.

Visitors between 20-23 August can expect displays from Lynx helicopters and beach assault demonstrations from the Royal Marines.

Mark Smith, director of tourism, said: "In 2008, our over-riding objective was to establish an event that would appeal to locals and attract people from all over the UK.

"In 2009, our objectives are to build the evening entertainment programme, boost the already brilliant day displays and cement our reputation as the leading free air event in the country."

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