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

Four Commonly Asked Quesitons about Hot Air Balloning in Cappadocia - Updated 2020
8 Commonly Asked Quesitons about Hot Air Balloning in Cappadocia - Updated 202025.06.2020

How many balloons do fly in Cappadocia?

The number of balloons that fly in Cappadocia varies depending on the season. During peak seasons, about 200 balloons (including educational balloons) launch through the skies at the same time while in off-seasons only 50-60 balloons operate. 

Do balloon companies operate every day in Cappadocia? 

Most balloon companies plan flights for every day though some firms only operate during peak seasons. In Cappadocia, the season starts at the beginning of March and terminates by the mid of November. 

When is the best time of the year to go for hot air ballooning in Cappadocia? 

For us, there is no certain period of the year particularly advised as the best time to go for hot air ballooning in Cappadocia. Some of our pilots say the best time to fly is in winter as the bird view of Cappadocia when dressed in the snow is a must-see. Further, since the winter is off-season in Cappadocia, you will take advantage of the benefits like cheap balloon flight tickets, flying with less person, easily available and cheap accommodation. 

Do balloons fly during winter in Cappadocia? 

Yes, we do. Although there is a higher risk of cancellation of flights due to weather, we plan flights for every day. Unless you have 3 days or more stay in Cappadocia, there is nothing to worry. Balloon flight usually do not get cancelled three days consecutively. 

How many days should I stay in Cappadocia to guarantee my balloon flight? 

We'd recommend travellers to stay at Cappadocia at least 3 days to be able to fly with balloons. 

What is the difference between 1st and 2nd flight/ascent? 

In Cappadocia, to reduce air traffic, balloon companies operate two times in the morning known as early and late morning flight. There is a 30-40 minute difference between these flights. To witness the sunrise, travellers prefer to rise in the first flight.

What factors should be considered when choosing among balloon companies in Cappadocia? 

Even though there are many factors to consider, five factors below are the most important ones:

- The effectiveness of customer service
- Tripadvisor award availability and ranking
- Pilot Competency
- Operational Capability

Do hot air balloons only fly in the morning in Cappadocia?

There are three permitted times for hot air balloons to fly in Cappadocia, two in the morning and one in the afternoon. However, bear in mind that afternoon flights are only organised during winter. 


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