WORLD class aerobatic team the Red Arrows will be returning to Swansea for the Wales Airshow this summer.

The Red Arrows will take to the sky on both days of the free Swansea Council event on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7.

Officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows have performed around 4,900 displays in almost 60 countries since the 1960s.

Robert Francis-Davies, the council’s cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: “It’s great news that the Red Arrows have confirmed that they’ll be taking part in our annual free Wales Airshow this summer.

It will be great to welcome back a team with such an international reputation, particularly in this special year, as Swansea celebrates its 50th anniversary as a city.”

Figures show the Wales Airshow, organised by Swansea Council, attracted 250,000 people last year and was estimated to be worth £9.7m to the local economy. As in previous years a dynamic timetable of display times for the Airshow will be fed into an Airshow App a few days before the event.