150 hot air balloons in the region will fly at the festival, which will be held on July 3-7, hosted by the Municipality of Ürgüp – 11 different countries will participate in the festival with 20 different figures.
Turkey’s most important tourism centers in Cappadocia, international hot air balloon festival will be held for the first time.
According to the statement made by the Municipality of Ürgüp, technical meeting was held within the scope of “Cappadocia International Hot Air Balloon Festival” which will be held on 3-7 July under the sponsorship of Pasha Balloons.
DATE: 3rd – 7th July 2019
The festival will start with the performances of folk dance groups from Georgia and 150 hot air balloons serving in the region will make 6 separate flights.
The international festival, which will be held for the first time, will take place in 20 different figures with balloons in the USA, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, Indonesia, England, Slovakia, France, the Netherlands, Japan and Mexico.
Finding the Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon company that fits your requirements can be easy – because there’s just so many of them – but at the same time hard – because of the many different things they offer to their customers.
Therefore, if you are searching for the perfect Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon company yourself, here is some information that can help you out. The following paragraphs will give your details about every one of the 25 companies that are in charge of hot air balloons.
Air Kapadokya Hot Air Balloons
With this company, which is an independent one, the standard flight is of 60 minutes. It has 3/2 available slots, and baskets that can fit up to 24 passengers. The company also has 5 pilots that speak both English and Turkish and have a flight experience of 500 to 3000 hours.
Kapadokya Balloons is the first balloon company in Turkey, The longest operating ballooning company in Cappadocia. Thet have a reputation for professionalism, safety and excellence with 15 Hot Air Balloon Flight every day. Their main office located at Göreme.
This company offers King and Queen Flights – the Queen is of 60 minutes, and the King is of 90 minutes. Also, the Queen flight can fit up to 16 passengers, while the King one up to 10. It has 5/3 slots and 6 pilots. Their main office located in Goreme next to Stone House Hotels.
Three packages of flight are available here – classic, comfort, and deluxe. It has 4/2 available slots and baskets that can fit from 12 to 28 passengers. However, the comfort flights are of a maximum of 16 people.
Their baskets can fit from 6 up to 16 passengers, and they have 4/2 available slots. They have 7 pilots with 3 and up to 30 years of experience. The flights can last 60 or 90 minutes, depending on your preference.
They offer the same as our previous entry, the only differences being that they have 6/3 available slots and 10 pilots that can talk Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, and English.
Goreme Balloons owns 11 large commercial balloons with the capacity of 10 to 21 passengers at any one time and one smaller craft for 4 passengers. We store all our equipment and balloons at our own balloon port. The port is unique in Turkey and Europe and approved by the Turkish Civil Aviation Authorities. It includes open and closed storage areas for balloons, a maintenance unit and a 10 ton propane tank with quick refuelling system. An extra service we offer for foreign balloonists coming to Cappadocia is the use of our balloon port.
Anatolian Balloons work with two of the world’s most prestigious balloon manufacturers: Lindstrand Balloons in the UK and Ultramagic Balloons from Spain. Our baskets are designed for VIP use and all of hot air balloons incorporate the latest EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) design and safety features. Anatolian Balloons is a sub-company of Uluer Group and is a fully licensed operator as Uluer Havacılık Turizm ve Tic. Ltd. Şti company registration and approved by the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority since 2006. Uluer Group (as owner of 2 largest balloon companies in Turkey and largest balloon company in Sri Lanka) setted a record by increasing thenumber of balloons in its fleet to 18 and the passenger capacity to over 300.
Kaya Balloons was founded in 2005, Cappadocia has 3 balloons to be one of the first balloon companies. Today, with its devoted work, today’s flight operations operate with standard, deluxe and private flight alternatives with 15 different balloons of different sizes found in the fleet.
Hot Air Balloon Flight school, flight control, license renewal validation of foreign pilots (control of flight safety of foreign pilots and approval process of approval). Transactions.
Rainbow Hot Air Ballooning is the only adventure giving you a tranquil and majestic flight which no other aircraft can offer, rainbow balloons fly you in the most beautiful places onboard their rainbow-colored balloons.
These were the independent Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Companies – and they required a little bit more information because they tax differently than the other 17 companies.
The other 17 have formed a sort of cooperative association, which means they all have the same prices, usually around 150 – 180 euros. These are Anatolian, Atmosfer, Balloon Turca, Cihangiroğlu, Comfort, Deluxe, Discovery, Ez Air, Göreme, Istanbul, Kapadokya, Rainbow, Skyway, Sultan, Türkiye, and Universal, and they usually have the same range of services – with some characteristic ones time to time.
Make sure to check every company’s website for more information and details about the services they offer.
Cappadocia is the biggest area that many commercial balloons fly at the same time. There are 25 Hot Air Balloon Company that organize commercial balloon ride tours in Cappadocia. Some of them, Kapadokya Balloons, Butterfly Balloons, Royal Balloons, Anatolian Balloons, Sultan Balloons. Each company has similar flight packages but why there are difference?
Why are some balloon flight packages cheaper than other flight packages? What makes the price cheaper or expensive?
The basket size affects the price, The cheapest balloon flights are organized with 24 -28 people basket size. If an agency, otel or seller offers you cheaper price balloon tour, it could be big sizes baskets.
Popularity affects the price up. Oldest companies are well-known on internet network , social media and tripadvisor therefore Passengers prefer this companies in spite of that there are small boutique companies which provide high standards and satisfaction.
Breakfast, beverages and snack services.
The flight duration affect the price. There are up to 60 minute and up to 90 minute options in
we should some hotels are trying to earn money by making a reservation for a minute of shock for their customers, customers who can not find the place become victims.
All hot air balloons are licensed in Cappadocia and controlled aircraft-civil aviation. Hot air balloon Pilots must have licensed and there are certain standards for commercial balloon flights like experience, age, health. Hot Air Balloon Companies must carry insurance coverage.
Civil Aviation determined rules and tracks all balloon flights in Cappadocia, and All pilots should obey to rules such as take of time, fly-up speed, cancellation flights etc.
Safe but Risky?
All Cappadocian Balloon companies wants to operate safely, nobody wants an accident or injury for their passengers, pilots, balloons, personal and tourism.
Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most important tourism centers flew 247 days and flights was canceled 118 days by Civil Aviation due to weather condition.
Cappadocia The capital city of Hot Air Balloons in the world’s and Turkey was preferred in 2017 by many local and foreign tourist. Hot Air Balloon was the best attraction of their also 2017. Flightability declined in 2017. It was 300 days in 2016. December was the highest month that balloon flights were canceled in 2017. Total 19-day flights are canceled in Cappadocia due to weather condition.