Balloon ticket prices in Cappadocia, which used to be priced between $50-$70 until 2017, entered an upward trend in the first half of 2018 due to the growth of tourism and the additional costs of new regulations.
Balloon ticket prices in Cappadocia, which used to be priced between $50-$70 until 2017, entered an upward trend in the first half of 2018 due to the growth of tourism and the additional costs of new regulations. In the second half of 2019, ticket prices reached almost $150-200 per person. Even, during some peak periods, the demand was so high that balloon tickets were only available on the black market.
However, when the covid-19 virus hits the whole world, prices have turned upside down and almost dropped by more than 70%. The balloon tour prices, which were up to $200 per person before the pandemic, decreased to $30 per person in 2021, its lowest level in 20 years. Even a private balloon ride now costs around $400. For this amount, you could buy two or three standard flight tickets for this amount. But the great news is that the pandemic period has actually created a chance for those who postpone their dream of flying in Cappadocia due to expensive tickets.
Cappadocia's tourism portfolio is largely dominated by Asian countries. According to the latest announcements by Asian Countries' embassies in Turkey, it is very likely that they (China, Korea, Malaysia) will continue imposing mandatory quarantine for travellers who have entered Turkey till the end of 2021. Consequently, balloon tickets are expected to remain at an affordable level till the day borders with Asian countries completely reopen for tourism and travel. So we’d recommend you to visit Cappadocia at the soonest possible to fly cheap with a hot air balloon before Asian tourists flock to Turkey with the reopening of borders. Remember that balloon ticket prices are expected to triple in 2022 so better plan your Cappadocia journey now to take advantage of discounted prices.