Wales Airshow – Travel Advice

Written by on 29th June 2022

The Wales Airshow, which is the nation’s biggest free family event, takes place on 2 and 3 July 2022 over Swansea Bay between 10am and 6.30pm.

This year’s show is set to be a great event after a two year break! It will include ground displays, static aircraft, exhibitions and a spectacular airborne show.

You can see more details about what’s on offer and the timetable of displays across the weekend by downloading the official Wales Airshow App and by visiting their website. 

To support the increasing visitor numbers and deliver the event safely, the footprint for the event will once again include part of Oystermouth Road and a number of road closures are therefore necessary to be able to facilitate this.

This year’s road closures will be as follows;

Phase 1
12 noon Friday 1st July – 8am Saturday 2nd July

  • Oystermouth Road / Mumbles Road will be closed in a Westbound direction only (from the junction of West Way to Brynmill Lane)
  • In addition to this, there will be NO access between the eastbound carriageway of Oystermouth Road and Bond Street, St Helens Road and Beach Street during these times.
  • Access to the Marina will be maintained via Dunvant Place.

Phase 2
8am Saturday 2nd July – 5am Monday 4th July

  • Oystermouth Road / Mumbles Road will be closed in both directions. (from the junction of West Way to Sketty Lane).
  • Diversions will be in place
  • Access to the Marina will be maintained via Dunvant Place.
  • Access to Argyle Street will be maintained using a short diversion via the Civic Centre.

Access to Swansea University & Brynmill Lane to be maintained via Sketty Lane

For safety, security and to aid traffic movement in the area we are required to keep some roads free of parked vehicles. In order to be able to ensure this, there will be parking restrictions and a vehicle tow-away operation taking place on the roads shown below. If you are affected by these closures, we would kindly request that you move your vehicle to an alternative location.

There will be parking restrictions and a tow away zone from 12noon on Friday 1st July until 5am on Monday 4th July on:

  • Both sides of Oystermouth Road / Mumbles Road
  • Both sides of Bryn Road

Swansea Promenade, from the Civic Centre to Sketty Lane, will be prohibited to cyclists from 7am noon Thursday 30th June – 11pm Tuesday 5th July.

Please be assured that emergency access will be maintained at all times. Should you have any concerns or issues during the weekend of the event, our Residents & Business Contact Line will be in operation on 01792 635428 on both Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6.30pm.

As you are aware, major events of this type, whilst hugely important to the City, will unfortunately cause some disruption to the normal day to day routine activity. We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this might cause you and thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any further questions, please email us at special.events@swansea.gov.uk or call 01792 635428 (during normal office hours).


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