Purple people go Yellow

Purple people go Yellow (l-r) Festival Makers Ken Hawkins, Sylvia Kirkpatrick, Richard French, Ali Perrins from the council, Terri Hignett and Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses and Festival Makers Susan Whitton and William Philpot.

Purple people go Yellow (l-r) Festival Makers Ken Hawkins, Sylvia Kirkpatrick, Richard French, Ali Perrins from the council, Terri Hignett and Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses and Festival Makers Susan Whitton and William Philpot.

Yellow Buses is once again flying high as a partner of the Bournemouth Air Festival – and is providing free bus passes for the festival makers.

 

All 20 volunteers, who will be wearing distinctive purple tops and ‘festival maker’ straw hats, will be hand to help the tens of thousands of visitors.

 

The festival runs from Thursday 31 August to Sunday 3 September and includes action in the air and around the town.

 

The RAF Red Arrows, The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team and The Red Devils are among those listed to be flying.

 

A Lancaster bomber is due to attend, as is the Bristol Blenheim which will be making its debut at the show and is the only one still flying.

 

The festival programme is on sale through various outlets in the town – including the Tourist Information Centre – and vendors will be selling them over the four days.

 

Inside the programme is a unique code that can be used to view live online updates about which aircraft and flying and at what time.

 

With Bournemouth likely to be heaving with traffic, using the bus is one of the easiest and quickest ways to get around.

 

Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses said: “The air festival has grown into a huge event and for it to work the town needs to come together.

 

“Being the main bus operator in Bournemouth means we have an important part to play and getting the festival makers to the right place will be crucial.

 

“It is quite a logistical challenge to operate services during events like this and we will be transporting many thousands of people around.”