Llandudno Airshow

No information has been published about future shows


PBY Catalina, one of the 2015 displays

The organisers cancelled the show in 2016 in the wake of the new safety regulations, introduced following the incident at the Shoreham Airshow in 2015. When the 2016 Llandudno airshow was cancelled, the organisers said that they hoped to bring the show back in 2017. However, that show was not held and there has been no published information about that or any future show.

The Llandudno airshow traditionally brings a blend of military and civilian displays to the coast, simultaneously celebrating charitable work for blind veterans and servicemen. We sincerely hope that the airshow organisers will find the revised safety regulations manageable and that the airshow will return at some future date, for the benefit not only of airshow fans and the local community, but of the charities the show supports.

There is more about the cancellation of the 2016 show on the '2016 Statement' tab.

The 2016 Llandudno Airshow was cancelled.

The organisers cancelled the 2016 show in the wake of the new safety regulations introduced following the incident at the Shoreham Airshow.

The organisers of the show decided to cancel the event because of the new Civil Aviation Authority Regulations that were introduced in the wake of the crash of the Hawker Hunter at Shoreham Airshow in 2015, in which 11 people died.

Edward Hiller, Managing director of Mostyn Estates Ltd, which organises the event, is reported in the local newspaper, the Daily Post, as saying the decision to cancel this year’s show had not been taken lightly but that there was not enough time to implement the new rules.

He is reported as saying that the new CAA regulations were the key factor, but that there were other considerations. The company hope to be in a position to organise a show in 2017


Local area

Getting to the Show

By car

Llandudno is just beyond the northern end of the A470 Conway Road, which is easily accessible from the N. Wales Expressway. Use LL301YE for sat nav but ignore it in favour of local signs when you see them. There are links to route planners in the Travel Links column. There is car parking (modest charge goes to military charities) very close to the flying line.

By coach

The National Express Manchester to Bangor service 385 goes to Llandudno. It also serves other towns in North Wales and connects with services to Liverpool, Blackpool, Leeds and Newcastle amongst others. You can book seats online. Click the National Express name to go to their web site.

By Train

There is a station at Llandudno with train services to Chester and Manchester and connections to the rest of the UK.

Click here to create a pocket timetable for your journey between any stations on the National Rail network.

The variety of rail tickets and fares can be very confusing. Trainline and Raileasy web sites list all ticket and fare options for the time and day of travel you choose, but they both levy an admin fee. Click either of the blue ticket agency names to go to their web site.

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Accommodation near the show

It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.

There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.

Between them, Expedia and LateRooms list a good selection of smaller, as well as bigger, hotels and will find accommodation in villages and small towns as well as the main centres. Expedia also give, and take, Nectar points.

Click either blue agency name for a list of hotels and guest houses near the show. The venue is already built into both links, so when the list comes up you just have to enter your dates.

Trivago will list competitive prices for a range of hotels, but they might not necessarily find them all, because some chains do not subscribe to their service. You may also get a better rate if you book direct with an hotel, especially if you are a member of a loyalty or rewards scheme.

There are two Premier Inn Hotels in Llandudno.

Weather for the show area

UK Met Office Forecast

A full 7 day Llandudno weather forecast from the UK Met Office

The Met office seven-day forecast includes maximum, minimum and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind direction, gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.

The BBC's five-day forecast has overall conditions including temperatures, UV range and a description that may help to determine how pleasant the day will be for the visitor.

Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.

Airshow links

Show's web site


For links to travel and route planning web sites, click the 'Getting there' tab