In Cappadocia, about 150 days of a year, balloon flights are cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions. We know that it is a big misfortune that you come all the way to Cappadocia with the dream of flying with a hot air balloon but your flight gets cancelled because of bad weather.
In Cappadocia, about 150 days of a year, balloon flights are cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions. We know that it is a big misfortune that you come all the way to Cappadocia with the dream of flying with a hot air balloon but your flight gets cancelled because of bad weather. So, it is good to know when one should plan to travel to Cappadocia to minimize the possibility of their balloon flight getting cancelled due to weather? In other words, what are the most flyable dates in Cappadocia?
In Cappadocia, the best period to fly in terms of weather conditions are September, October and November. If you have booked your balloon flight for any day in these months, there is an 85% chance that the weather conditions will allow your flight. On the other hand, if you are planning to book your balloon ride for any date between December -February, your balloon flight will likely be cancelled due to bad weather conditions. However, this risk is worth taking to see Cappadocia in snow from a bird's eye view! The average flight rate for the remaining months (March, April, May, June, July) is about 70%.
So what should those, who say that there is no way back home without experiencing flying in Cappadocia with a hot air balloon, do to avoid cancellation? Our recommendation is to stay at least three nights in Cappadocia. Hot air balloon flights rarely get cancelled for three consecutive days in Cappadocia. During winter-time, if your balloon flight is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, operators can offer you alternative flights for the following days due to low occupancy. So you can try your luck to fly again and again. On the other hand, if your flight is cancelled during the months when you have a higher chance of flying, your flight may not be rescheduled to the next day since balloon tickets are likely to sell out during peak season.
In A Nutshell
Considering all this, the longer you stay in Cappadocia, the higher the possibility of flying will be. For this reason, try to extend your stay in Cappadocia instead of aiming to schedule your balloon flight for certain periods.