Following the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the Northern Ireland International Air Show has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Heading to the NI International Airshow and wondering about the traffic and transport arrangements? Maybe you live locally and want to know what’s happening on your doorstep or you’re travelling to join us and not sure what the best way to get there is? Here’s some travel and transport FAQs to help you plan your journey.

Traffic &Transport Information

Sat 10th and Sun 11th Sept 2022

Event times between 1100hrs and 1700hrs

Coastal Road closed from 0800hrs to 1900hrs

It is highly recommended that anyone travelling to the air show avail of the Translink train service which has been uplifted to accommodate the expected influx of visitors to this area. Translink are also offering tempting offers to member of the public heading to the event so with the price of fuel why not take them up on this offer!

If travelling to the air show by vehicle it is imperative that you use the Park & Ride service. This system is designed to alleviate congestion not only in Portrush and Portstewart but in the main arterial routes into the Triangle area and the outlying roads around Portrush such as Eglinton Street and Mark Street. If considering taking your own vehicle please be aware that some of the normal on-street parking arrangements in Portrush may not be available. All town centre car parks operate as normal.

If coming to the air show from Belfast direction you will be directed to a Park & Ride at Rugby Avenue Coleraine, BT52 1JL. Open from 10am to 7pm. Should you be coming from Londonderry direction you will be directed to a Park & Ride at the University of Ulster Coleraine, BT52 1SA. Open from 10am to 7pm. A third Park & Ride is available at The Warren, Portstewart, BT55 7HF, also open from 10am to 7pm.

If availing of the car parks within Portrush, you can follow the directional signage and walk a short distance to the shuttle bus pick up point at Beaghville Drive at Church Corner, Metropole and take the shuttle bus from here along the Coast Road or use the Promenade from West Bay for ease of access to walk to the exhibition areas.

There will also be 2 small accessible buses picking up at the different car parks around Portrush to assist patrons with mobility issues. However, please note that we expect heavy traffic around Portrush which these buses may get caught up in.

Park & Ride and shuttle bus drop off and collection points will be at Carrick Dhu Caravan Park, chicane at Juniper Hill Caravan Park and the front of the Paddocks.

We are no longer accepting pre-booking for disabled parking but please be aware there is additional disabled parking at West Bay and availability in all town centre car parks with accessible shuttle bus to the event space.

In addition to Sandhill Drive Air-de-Service, there are a limited number of designated pitches available at a pop-up facility.

Location: On sloping grass at the Eastern end of the NW200 Pits area.

Arrival: Customers must check in with the Warden at Juniper Hill Holiday Park to receive the details of their pitch after 2.30pm on Friday 9th and before 8.00pm: NO ARRIVALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 8.00PM, AND ANY PITCHES NOT OCCUPIED WILL BE RE-SOLD.

  • Due to restrictions associated with the Air Show and the grass surfacing, vehicles are not allowed to exit and return to the Motorhome pitches during Saturday and Sunday.

Departure: any time after the end of the air displays on Sunday 11th until midday on Monday 12th.

Terms and Conditions: the site is operated along the lines of an Air-de-Service facility: no staff are present, and those occupying a pitch do so at their own risk under the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. The Touring Rules under which all Council Holiday Parks operated apply to the site, a copy of which will be issued to you upon arrival.
  2. Only one vehicle – the motorhome registered with Council – per pitch, and no cars are permitted.
  3. No facilities such as water, electricity, or sluice are available, and all units must be fully self-contained.
  4. Due to the significant slopes and ground conditions, the area is not suitable for disabled customers.
  5. Any vehicle leaving the site on Saturday evening will be unable to return to the site before 6.00pm on Sunday.
  6. No open fires, barbeques, gazebos or enclosed awnings are permitted.
  7. No refunds will be given under any circumstances.
  8. Any failure to abide by these terms will result in the customer being required to leave the site immediately. 

Cost: £60 payable in advance at the time of booking, available after 10.00 on the morning of Wednesday 7th: telephone the Juniper Hill office – 02870 832023.

  • A2 Coast Rd between Portrush and Portstewart
  • Glenvale Crescent
  • Portstewart Road at the Metropole
  • Millbank Road
  • Glenmanus Road
No parking is permitted on the Coastal Road, Glenvale Crescent or Millbank Avenue during the road closure times. Although not closed it is worth noting that some roads within the town such as Mark Street and Eglinton Street are impacted with traffic restrictions in place for the duration of the event. Residents are directed to use town centre car parks such as Sandhill Drive Car Park.

You will be issued with permits to allow access to your house.

You will be issued with permits to allow vehicle access to the caravan park.

Permits will automatically be issued to residents, businesses and caravan holders within the road closure.

Yes, road is only closed to vehicles that have no permit.

The resident will receive a letter explaining how they can apply for a permit for you.

You will be diverted by road signs to Portstewart via the Ballysally roundabout Coleraine and vice versa.

A2 Coastal Road area between The Paddocks and Ballyreagh Golf Course.

General Event Information

This event is FREE! So bring all your friends and family for a fun FREE day out!

Visitors are advised to follow the NI International Airshow Facebook page (@NIairshow) over the weekend of the event for any changes/updates to the display schedule information.


Public toilets are located at West Bay Car Park, Ballyreagh Golf Course and The Paddocks. There will also be a number of Portable toilets located throughout the main event space.

Accessoloo will be attending based at Ballyreagh Golf Club area and The Paddocks. Disabled toilets are available at the disabled parking in Ballyreagh Road, West Bay Car Park and town centre toilet blocks.

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