Farnborough International (hall 2, F85) will today announce modest price increases for exhibitor space at its 2010 air show, but says the increases will be balanced with price reductions in other areas, and there will be no rises in shell scheme prices.

The Farnborough show, which takes place next July, will see further infrastructure and service improvements that the show's director Amanda Stainer says is a direct result of working with exhibitors.

The new price structure will benefit small and medium-sized enterprises, Stainer says. "The increases we are announcing for next year's stand, chalet and aircraft static park prices when spread over two years are just keeping up with UK inflation rates. To offset this we have dramatically reduced the costs of exhibitor passes by 26% and we have also worked with our contractors to reduce service prices, which will be passed on to exhibitors."

The new pricing policy is:

  • Exhibition and chalet space and aircraft static park costs are raised by 5%.
  • Shell scheme stand prices are frozen at 2008 levels.
  • Exhibitor pass prices are reduced by 26%.
  • Service ID pass costs reduced by up to 18%.

Source: Flight Daily News