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As an innovation leader of the hot air balloon industry in Cappadocia, we've designed the most user-friendly website that is equipped with industry-first features.

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History of Ballooning in Cappadocia

History of hot air ballooning in Cappadocia goes back to 1980s. The first hot air balloon was brought to Turkey by Raks (Cassette Tape Company) in 1984 for a marketing project. Raks performed many flights in the region until 1987. These flights were mostly conducted without passengers with the aim of promoting the company's newly launched Cassette Players.

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Uncovering a widely-held but false belief: Does less basket capacity mean a more comfortable hot-air-balloon flight?

Travellers have shown by their buying behaviour, they particularly search for smaller basket capacity assuming that it would be a more comfortable balloon flight. Thus, air balloon flights have long been advertised with an almost sole emphasis on the basket capacity as an indicator of service quality.

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How to Book the Cheapest Hot Air Balloon Flights Possible in Cappadocia

For most Cappadocia trips, hot air balloon flight is the most expensive part of the trip. Finding a cheap hot air balloon ride deal can determine whether you will embark upon a Cappadocia journey or give up from it.

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8 Commonly Asked Quesitons about Hot Air Balloning in Cappadocia - Updated 2020

How many balloons do fly in Cappadocia? / Do balloon operators operate every day in Cappadocia? / When is the best time of the year to go for hot air ballooning in Cappadocia? / Do balloons fly during winter in Cappadocia?

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The Importance of Pilots' Flying Skills on Hot Air Balloons

Pilots' manual handling skills are vital when it comes to hot air balloons. Since hot air balloons are not equipped with automation systems which are widely used on aeroplanes, pilots' manual flying proficiency becomes more important quality.

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Six Reasons why you should book directly with a hot air balloon operator in Cappadocia

There are many advantages of booking your hot air balloon flight directly with an operator rather than using a third party seller. They know customer expectations better than anyone else and can offer a hassle-free customer experience. Third party intermediaries tend to impose hidden fees by taking advantage of customers’ lack of knowledge about hot air balloons.

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Is it safe to travel Cappadocia after the coronavirus outbreak?

So far, no case of coronavirus has been reported in Goreme, the centre of Cappadocia, although more than 100.000 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Turkey since the outbreak while 27 people were infected with COVID-19 in a small village located in the countryside of Nevşehir.

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4 Things to Consider Before Booking a Hot Air Balloon Flight in Cappadocia

Are you about to finalise your balloon booking? No need to rush. It is important to take the points below into account before booking your balloon ride in Cappadocia.

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Some Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus and Hot Air Ballooning in Cappadocia

Are Hot Air Balloon Flights cancelled in Cappadocia? / What safety measures and precautions will be taken to minimize the risk of infection on the balloon? / How is the situation in Cappadocia?

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