Founded in 2008, Urgup Balloon has become one of the leading balloon companies in the Cappadocia Region, increasing its service quality and operational expertise since its inception.
It provides flight services to its guests in Standard, Comfort, Deluxe and Special Flight categories. Urgup Balloons always keeps job security at the front. It provides perfect service with its experienced and dynamic team.
The Urgup Balloon, which carries out operations with 7 balloons imported from Lindstrand and Cameron Balloon companies, which are among the best balloon producers in the world, has a daily capacity of 136 passengers.
ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System and OHS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety. All passengers are insured by contracted Eureko Sigorta. Periodic checks of balloons are held regularly by contracted maintenance specialists affiliated to the General Directorate of Civil Aviation on a regular basis.
Having been awarded with Excellence Certificate by TripAdvisor.com, Urgup Balloons invites you to an unforgettable hot air balloon experience.
Business Security: Our first priority for our guests to make a safe flight. That's why, we are constantly training our team and regularly maintaining the periodic maintenance of our balloons.
Experienced Pilots: We provide services to you with the most experienced pilot team in the region to ensure that your guests have an unforgettable and memorable flight. A combination of professionalism and friendly service.
Effective Operation: From the beginning to the end of your balloon ride organization, the operation team will provide an efficient and dynamic service at every stage. You can reach us by phone or by email always.
Flight Variety: Depending on the basket capacity and flight duraiton; Standard, Comfort, Delux flights and Private Flight. Also we can organize your special days event, team building facilities in hot air balloon
Guest Satisfaction: Every effort we make is to provide the best service to our guests. We always want to keep customer satisfaction at the top level by considering the quality and price balance.
Innovative Management: By pursuing technological developments as Urgup Balloon, we provide innovations that facilitate the bookings of our modern sales and marketing managers tecniques for individual, agents and operators.
Strong Fleet: Urgup Balloon, which has the most dynamic fleet of the Cappadocia region, can serve 136 passengers daily with 7 balloons in 365 days.
TAMER DUYMAZ - General Manager
1978 Born in Niğde. He completed his primary and secondary education in Niğde. Due to his entrepreneurial spirit and interest in the tourism sector, he completed Aksaray Anatolian Hotel and Tourism Vocational High School in 1996. Shortly thereafter, he served as a manager in the service and front office departments of distinguished hotels in Cappadocia, Bodrum, Antalya and Kayseri. He has been running his own hotel for a while. Tamer Duymaz, a nature and sea lover, wanted to see a birds eye view of the extraordinary geography of Cappadocia, where he walks every day. After the first balloon flight,his soul of innovation and development brought him to this day. In 2011, he started to work in the reservation and flight planning departments of Urgup Balloon and soon he was appointed as the general manager of the firm. Tamer has strong business discipline and responsibility of team. He gives more importantce to team spirit to reach more success. For him, "Safety comes first in Ballooning business.
He speaks English, French and German.
BURHAN DÖLEK - Operations Manager
FERDİ CEMİLOĞLU - Accounting Manager
ERCÜMENT SANDIKCIOĞLU - Chief Pilot
He was born in Afyon, 1976. He completed his primary and secondary education in Izmir. He graduated from Gazi University Statistics Dept. and Anadolu University Business Administration Department. He started to work as the parachute pilot in 1992 with in Turkish Aeronautical Association. He started his professional carreer in 1995 at the Teacher Pilot staff of Turkish Aeronautical Association. He worked in TAA for 10 years until 2006, and since 2006 he has been hot air balloon pilot, maintenance manager and chief pilot in private companies in Cappadocia. Since 2013, he is the chief pilot of Urgup Balloon and director of flight operations. Throughout 24 years of aviation life, Turkey has flown in various countries like England, Portugal, Lithuania, Turkmenistan. Total flight is 4000 hours. He served as a manager at the 1st World Air Games organized in Turkey in 1997. The hot air balloon held in Lithuania in 2003 represented Turkey as a member of the Turkish national team at the World Championships. Having flights with several television program crews in the Cappadocia region, he became the official pilot of the channel by flying the shooting team in the Cappadocia documentary, which the National Geographic Channel had taken in 2011, for a week. He loves nature, sea and hunting.
NEBİ ÖZTÜRK - Pilot
Nebi was born in the Cappadocia region (Nevşehir) and grew up watching the hot air balloons which is passing over his house every morning since childhood. He dreamed of becoming a balloon pilot in the balloon competition in Cappadocia in 1994. Since then he has been the only imaginary balloon pilot. While studying the dream of Balloon Pilot, he undertook his undergraduate education at Anadolu University. Nebi immediately began training to be Balloon Pilot and realize his passion then he became one of the youngest balloon pilots in Cappadocia. He is currently teaching pilotage at Cappadocia Vocational High School. He has 2900 hours flight time. Nebi has a passion for curiosity, taking photos, walking in valleys, learning. At the same time, he is assisting maintenance and technician duties at Urgup Balloon. You will be witnessing the love flight and the safe flight you have experienced in your business while you are carrying your flights with Nebi.
LEVENT KOCABAŞ - Pilot
Born in 1972, his childhood was in Istanbul, Cyprus and Ankara. He studied Biology (English) teaching at ADTU-METU and became a professional interpreter when he was a student. In 1995, he passed the hard exam and training and received the Tourist Guidance Licence. He spent 15 years in the 7-15 days package tours of different agencies and operators all around Turkey. In 2008, he began his pilot training in Russia and in 2010 he returned to Turkey with the Commercial Pilot and Flight Trainer License from the USA and started his commercial flights. It is the pilots who make the best English speaking and safest flight of our region with about 1000 hours of flight experience. He informs the passengers about flight safety and region history in 5 languages explantion. His hobbies; Linguistics, archeology and history of science.
MEHMET ÜZÜMCÜ - Pilot
Mehmet is born in 1988 in Nevşehir. His curiosity about aviation began during military service. Having completed his military service in Ankara Akıncılar main jet base, Mehmet Üzümcü started to work as a ground team in the balloon sector immediately after returning to Nevşehir. He then decided to be a pilot and served as a commercial balloon pilot at different companies. Since 2014 he has been working as a pilot and ground handling and balloon care manager in Urgup Balon. Mehmet Üzümcü, who has a thousand hours of flight experience, is also known for his love of animals in the region and Mehmet's greatest hobby, who knows spending time with his birds in his spare time.
Hakan HAMAMCI - Pilot
It was born in 1987 in the town of Ürgüp in Nevşehir. Hakan, who has completed his school life in universities until his graduation from Ürgüp, graduated from Selçuk University. He worked as a project designer in Istanbul for 3 years. Hakan, who has been piloting since 2012, has started as a quality system manager and pilot in Ürgüp balloons in 2014 and has 600 hours flight experience. Hakan has a reliable, sympathetic and humorous character. They conquer the hearts of their guests during the flight and give them beautiful memories.
ABDULLAH ATASOY - Pilot
Abdullah was born in 1991 in the cute town of Nevşehir Ortahisar. He completed his primary and secondary education in Ortahisar, his high school education in Nevşehir Technical High School and his university education in Konya Selcuk University in computer programming department. Ever since childhood, he woke up early and watched the balloons to see the balloons flying in Ortahisar every morning. In 2009, he made a three-year groundwork in a balloon business, and during this time his interest in piloting has grown. In 2013 he worked hard and wrote his balloon pilot training on his own and got his license. By 2014, he is doing commercial balloon piloting, and his curiosity and interest in piloting is growing day by day. Abdullah also speaks English, good computer technician, billiards and motorcycle enthusiast. With approximately 450 hours of flight experience and sympathetic personality, he offers his guests a pleasant flight experience.
The crew of ground crew, which has been working under the Urgup Balloon roof for many years, is composed of experienced and well-equipped personnel. Each balloon has its own ground crew.
The team that completes the preparations and completes the preparations at the earliest time before the flight, always takes the balloon to the different take-off point and makes it ready for the flight, follows the balloon during the flight and executes the commands of the radio and pilot. The pilot and ground crew are working in coordination to ensure a safe landing. It is the responsibility of the ground crew to collect balloons after the flight, make preparations for champagne ceremony and bring the balloon & basket safely to the garage.
Balloon maintenance and controls are performed by our technical service team. The balloon is made ready for flight after it is checked periodically and the legal permissions are obtained.
Urgup Balloon serves its guests with quality and new balloons that the industry has supplied from leading balloon manufacturers. It is one of the largest operators of the Cappadocia region with a total of 136 passenger capacity. Operational activities are realized with 10 Mercedes Benz Sprinter & Volkswagen Crafter (15 + 1 passenger capacity) vehicles. There are a total of 7 Volkswagen and Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles carrying Basket and Trailers. In addition, 3 passenger vehicles are performing fast transfers. Urgup Balloon provides quality service with strong management, pilot and ground team. There is a modern and dynamic operational structure that always keeps customer satisfaction in the forefront.