The 2021 Brisbane Airshow will not be held in October as scheduled, organisers announced yesterday.
Slated originally for 2-3 July, then postponed to 16-17 October, the event has been dogged by COVID restrictions and now has been rescheduled again for 2-3 July 2022.
In announcing the new dates, organisers said they had come to the conclusion that a decent air show was not going to be viable and safe for patrons.
"Over the past weeks it has become increasingly clear that we will be unable to present the Brisbane Airshow in a safe manner this coming October," the announcement said.
"The safety and protection of Airshow patrons and staff is essential. Whilst the decision to postpone has been difficult, it has been necessary. The closure of state borders, nature of snap lockdowns, and inevitability of "Delta" occurring in Queensland, all make the promise of a great Airshow near impossible to achieve.
"With inter-state aircraft and expo participation being adversely affected, we have been mindful to ensure the quality of our brand as well as that of our sponsors and expo participants. It is important that we bring a quality airshow free of any COVID-spreading incident."
The organisers said they hoped by July next year that "Lockdowns will be consigned to history".
Patrons who have already bought tickets can elect to roll them over to the 2022 dates. Information regarding ticket refunds is expected in the coming weeks.
More information is on the Brisbane Airshow website.