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What are the dates of the Farnborough International Airshow 2018?

FAB Friday
Friday 20th July 2018
Public Weekend
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2018

What time does the show start and end? 

FAB Friday

Opening Hours

Flying Display*

Friday 20 July 2018

0900 – 1800 hrs

1415 hrs – 1645 hrs

Public Weekend


Saturday 21 July 2018

0900 – 1800 hrs

1230 hrs – 1730 hrs

Sunday 22 July 2018

0900 – 1800 hrs

1230 hrs – 1730 hrs

What time do the gates open?

The gates open at 0900 each morning.

Can I visit the airshow during the week?

From Monday - Thursday, Farnborough International Airshow is strictly a trade event and as such is open to trade aerospace professionals only. However, there is an option to purchase a FAB Friday pass for Friday 20 July 2018, which will allow entry to the show to experience the exhibition halls prior to their partial closing at the weekend.

What toilet facilities are on site?

There are plenty of toilet facilities on site. There is also an accessible toilet, baby changing facilities and drinking water in each toilet block. 

Can I take photos/film the event?

The use of photographic equipment is allowed for private domestic purposes only. All other recording and any transmission is prohibited. As a condition of entry to the Airshow you assign to the Organisers (by way of a present assignment of future copyright) the copyright in any photographs or recordings you make at the Airshow. PLEASE NOTE: The Organisers take photographs and video recordings of attendees during the Airshow and may use these for marketing purposes.

Can I bring and fly my own drone (UAS) to take photographs or film at the show?

No, due to the nature of the event, the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones for filming or photography is prohibited onsite.

Is there free WiFi at the Public Airshow?

There will be select areas of the show that offer complimentary WiFi - these will be clearly sign posted.

Will the show go ahead if it rains?

Yes, the show will go ahead regardless of the weather. If it does rain, the flying display will still take place however the organisers reserve the right to cancel or amend any part of the flying display due to adverse weather conditions.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Tickets are available to purchase on the day, however it is cheaper to book them in advance. 

Is there a whole weekend ticket?

Yes, a limited amount of Weekend Passes which permits entry on both Saturday and Sunday. Please note that Weekend Passes are non-transferable and a wristband will be issued to the ticket holder on arrival.

Do you offer reserved seating?

There is no reserved seating, however you can upgrade your ticket to the Runway Enclosure package to ensure a guaranteed, unallocated seat.

Can I still buy a Grandstand only ticket?

The Runway Enclosure package gives you access to the grandstand or deckchair seating within a private enclosure.  

Can I change my ticket?

As per our regulations we operate a strict no exchange or refund policy.

I ordered my tickets ages ago and they still haven’t come through, when will I recieve them?

For public ticket enquiries please contact SEE Tickets on 0844 858 6752 or email [email protected] Please have your booking reference to hand.

Is there a group discount?

A group discount of 5% is available to groups of 10 or more. Please note that this is only available for tickets booked in advance and not on the day.  To secure your booking please call the SEE GROUPS Hotline on 0844 412 4650 or email [email protected]

Are there any concessions?

Yes, Farnborough International Airshow is pleased to offer a £5 discount off the standard ticket price to those aged 65 and over. Furthermore, those aged 15 and under can enjoy free entry with a full paying adult.

Are there concessions for disabled visitors?

There are no ticket concessions for disabled visitors under the age of 65, however we do offer one free carer ticket with every standard ticket purchased for disabled visitors. To register for this offer, please call the SEE Tickets hotline on 0844 858 6752. You will be required to provide documentation to support your request. 

I am disabled – if I take up the Buy One Get One Free Offer, can I still get a Disabled Carer Ticket?

Yes, you are still entitled to claim for a disabled carer ticket.  The Buy One Get One Free Offer is over and above what you would be entitled to when purchasing a standard ticket.

My details have changed since I booked my tickets, what do I do?

You can update your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, request a new confirmation email by contacting See Tickets Customer Service team.  www.seetickets.com/customerservice

What aircraft will be at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018?

At this time we are unable to announce any confirmed aircraft, however we will update the website in due course so please check back.

Is the show the same on both days?

The format of the show is the same on both days. The aircraft display may vary slightly on each day and all aircraft are subject to change.

What time does the flying display start and end?

The flying display starts at approximately 12.30hrs and runs for about 5 ½ hours

How do I get a flying display schedule?

A daily schedule will be available on site on the day as well as via the website.

Are there any other attractions at Farnborough International Airshow aside from the flying display?

There will be a multitude of attractions suitable for all visitors throughout the site during the Public Airshow. This will include a Space Zone, Innovation Zone, retail shopping, have-a-go activities, a family area, active simulators as well as food and drink outlets. The full list of show features and entertainment can be found here as and when they are confirmed so do check back regularly!

Who should I contact regarding exhibiting at Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Public Days?

To find out more about our exhibiting options, please contact Pawel Kuziola on +44 (0)1252 532813 or pawel.kaziola@farnborough.com

What type of food & drink can I buy on site?

There will be a number of catering facilities located across the show ground. There is also a cafe located in Hall 1 located near Gate B. Alternatively, you can also pre-order a luxury picnic hamper which can be collected onsite. 

Can I bring my own food & drink?

Visitors are permitted to bring their own picnics. Don't forget we offer a 'click and collect' luxury picnic hamper service which you can pre-order and collect to enjoy on the day.

Will there be Halal meat available? 

There will be at least one outlet selling products using Halal meat. Alternatively, visitors have the option to bring your own picnic.  

Is there drinking water available onsite?

Free drinking water outlets can be found throughout the site.

Please note:
Visitors are unable to bring knives or other sharp implements (i.e. corkscrews) into the show site.

Can I bring my dog to the airshow?

No, with the exception of guide dogs and assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted on the showground. 

Are there baby changing facilities?

Yes, a number of changing facilities are available around the site. The location map will indicate where these areas are.

Can I smoke at the airshow?

Yes, however, smoking is not permitted in any of the chalets, restaurants or in close proximity to aircraft.

Is there a pharmacy on site?

No, however, there is a medical centre and a shop that sells paracetamol and simple first aid items.

What do I do if I hurt myself?

In event of injury or illness locate the Medical Centre (detailed on show map) or contact any of the Organisers or Security Staff who will arrange assistance.

Is there an Official Souvenir programme?

The official souvenir programme will be available to purchase in advance when buying your ticket online, alternatively they will also be on sale at selected kiosks throughout the showground.  Check map for locations.

What should I do if I become separated from my child?

Any lost children will be taken to the Lost Children Facility which is co-located within the onsite medical centre. If a child is lost, then the adult should report to the medical centre, organiser's office or locate any of the show organisers/police/Farnborough Flyers at the show. Tip: Place your name and mobile number on the child wrist band you were provided when you purchased your tickets or ask at the entrance gate when entering the site.

What happens in the event of extreme weather? Will the show still go ahead?

The flying display will take place if it is raining, however, the organisers retain the right to cancel any part of the flying display due to adverse weather conditions.

Are there cloakrooms on site?

No, for security reasons there are no facilities for left luggage or cloakrooms at the show. Please keep your belongings with you at all times.

Will there be a prayer room onsite?

Yes, there will be a multi-faith prayer room onsite.