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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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Flying with a hot air balloon in Cappadocia during the pandemic time

As the suspension of hot air balloon flights lifted in Cappadocia on 22nd August, tourists have again started travelling to Cappadocia to fulfil their dream of balloon flight. Balloon companies have already commenced adapting the way they fly to new normal.

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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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When is the best time to take a balloon ride in Cappadocia in order to avoid cancellations due to 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.

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How Cappadocia has become the centre of Hot Air Ballooning?

Although hot air balloon tourism has been tried in many regions around the world, it has not been as successful as the Cappadocia region. Today, the hot air balloon sector, which employs about 2000 people and plays a leading role in the development of the region, has become an indispensable part of Cappadocia.

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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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