WATCH: One million enjoy 27th Sunderland International Airshow

Sunderland has welcomed almost one million visitors as part of the 27th annual International Airshow.

• Watch a video from the weekend provided by BBC Look North above.

Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show. Those mgnificent men in their flying machines, the Red Arrows wow the crowd.

Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show. Those mgnificent men in their flying machines, the Red Arrows wow the crowd.

Crowds flocked to the city’s seafront to air and ground entertainment as the Wearside seafront as organisers say the event is getting more popular year-on-year.

Highlights included three displays from the Red Arrows, a pair of Norwegian Historic Squadron’s Vampire jets and a Cold War Mig15.

Aircraft also featured were the P40 Kittyhawk and Royal Air Force Typhoon, Tutor and Hawks.

The Spitfire and Hurricane planes were unable to fly however due to bad weather on Sunday.

We’ve had hundreds of thousands of people here, it must be close to one million, which shows that the event is getting more popular year-on-year.

Sunderland International Airshow director Sue Stanhope

Airshow director Sue Stanhope told the Echo that the event had once again been a success.

“I’m pleased with how things have gone because I was concerned when I saw the weather forecast but we’ve managed to get almost all of the flying programme in,” said Ms Stanhope.

“We’ve had hundreds of thousands of people here, it must be close to one million, which shows that the event is getting more popular year-on-year.”

Ms Stanhope added: “I’ve been talking to a couple from Yorkshire and they have already booked themselves into a hotel for next year because they want to come here again.

Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show. Those mgnificent men in their flying machines, the Red Arrows wow the crowd.

Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show. Those mgnificent men in their flying machines, the Red Arrows wow the crowd.

“People are coming to see Sunderland, having a great time and coming back.”

Sunderland City Council’s portfolio holder for culture, Councillor John Kelly, said: “This shows that Sunderland as a regional authority is really stepping up to the mark when it comes to putting on big events.

“As soon as we finish, we’ll start planning for next year.”

Northumbria Police bosses say the Airshow passed off without serious incident.

Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show.

Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show.

Chief inspector Sarah Pitt said: “We are delighted with how the Airshow has gone from a policing perspective and it’s been a really great event to be part of.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and the feedback from members of the public about how we policed the event has been fantastic.”

Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show.

Sunday at the 2015 Sunderland International Air Show.