Simple present for future events

The simple present is used to make statements about events at a time later than now, when the statements are based on present facts, and when these facts are something fixed like a time-table, schedule, calendar.

  • The plane arrives at 18.00 tomorrow.
  • She has a yoga class tomorrow morning.
  • The restaurant opens at 19.30 tonight.
  • Next Thursday at 14.00 there is an English exam.
  • The plane leaves in ten minutes.