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Are hot air balloons still flying in Cappadocia, Turkey despite the recently enacted curfew?
9.12.2020

Are hot air balloons still flying in Cappadocia, Turkey despite the recently enacted curfew?

Turkish authorities have anounced a new curfew from December 1 due to inrease in COVID-19 cases. But great news that because the risk of virus transmission on hot air balloons is extremely low, hot air balloon operations are kept exempted from the curfew in Turkey. However, please note that hot air balloons will only take place on weekdays.

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Is flying with low passenger capacity hot air balloons better for keeping social distance onboard?
9.02.2021

Is flying with low passenger capacity hot air balloons better for keeping social distance onboard?

One question that bothers adventurers dreaming of soaring through beautiful skies of Cappadocia on a hot air balloon during these uncertain times is whether they should opt for smaller balloons and less passenger capacity baskets to fly with. But the fact is that there is no difference between a higher passenger capacity balloon and a lower passenger capacity balloon in terms of the space allocated for per passenger within their compartment.

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Five main factors affecting the price of your balloon ride in Cappadocia
9.02.2021

Five main factors affecting the price of your balloon ride in Cappadocia

We know that balloon flight is the most expensive part of your Cappadocia trip. So it is good to know the factors that influence balloon ticket prices in Cappadocia.

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Cappadocia Balloon Flight Times: First, Second and Afternoon Period
9.02.2021

Cappadocia Balloon Flight Times: First, Second and Afternoon Period

If you are flying with a hot air balloon first time in Cappadocia, remember: there are only three periods in a day during which balloons are permitted to fly. These periods are known as first, second and afternoon.

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4 Things to Consider Before Booking A Balloon Ride in Cappadocia
9.02.2021

4 Things to Consider Before Booking A Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

The idea of flying over the other-worldly landscape of Cappadocia sounds so appealing that you wouldn't need to delve into details, yet there are important things to consider before booking your balloon flight. Therefore to prevent your dream balloon flight from turning into a disappointment, it is important that you book your balloon ticket smartly in Cappadocia.

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 List of Balloon Companies in Cappadocia
9.02.2021

List of Balloon Companies in Cappadocia

When it comes to ballooning, it would be fair to say balloon companies operating in Cappadocia are industry experts. All operators have a minimum of 5 years of experience in ballooning and accumulated knowledge of hor air balloon flight operations.

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Industry-first Features of urgupballoons.com
6.06.2020

Industry-first Features of urgupballoons.com

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
4.06.2020

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?
30.05.2020

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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The demand for private hot air balloon flights is on the rise in Cappadocia
3.11.2020

The demand for private hot air balloon flights is on the rise in Cappadocia

Private balloon rides are today's most popular activity in Cappadocia. Because prices of balloon flights have significantly dropped as virus hits tourism, private balloon rides have become fairly affordable.

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