Summer numbers flying high at Future of Flight

Aug 08, 2012

The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour numbers have hit an all-time high. In July, more than 39,000 people have visited the center.

Last week alone there were 9,057 visitors, which is up 14 percent over the same week last year and overall, the busiest week in the center’s history.

Year-to-date, there have been more than 120,000 visitors to the Future of Flight & Boeing Tour, which is up 12 percent over 2011. Corresponding admission revenues are 33 percent ahead of last year.

Visitors to the Future of Flight & Boeing Tour come from 185 countries. Top overseas visitors this year are from Japan, China, Australia and Germany, in that order.

Future of Flight is a unique learning and interpretive facility designed to let visitors experience the marvel of commercial jet aviation and production.

It celebrates the historic accomplishments of the past 50 years since the first flight of the Boeing 707 and highlights the technological possibilities for powered, winged flight during the next 50 years.

The center, at 8415 Paine Field Blvd. in Mukilteo, is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Tours of the Boeing Assembly Plant operate daily at 9,10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

For more information, call 425-438-8100 or go to www.futureofflight.org.

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