- 12 Sep 2022 5:46 PM
- Hungary Matters
The balloon has been installed as part of the large-scale Liget revamp project in City Park, Benedek Gyorgyevics told reporters at the site.
“The panoramic balloon service will symbolise Budapest, and Hungary’s re-emerging tourism sector in the post-pandemic period,” he said. For setting up the balloon’s base on the ground, a 10,000sqm land area has been greened, Gyorgyevics added.
Zoltán Závodszky, director general of BallonKilátó, the company operating the balloon, said the French company modelled it after the one depicted by 19th century painter Pál Szinyei Merse in his famous oil-canvas Balloon.
The balloon has capacity to hold up to 30 people aged older than 6.
It scales the 150 metres in about 5 minutes and spends around the same amount of time in the air, Závodszky said.
The balloon is fixed with cords to the ground and has been equipped to meet the highest safety standards, he said, adding that it is only operated under appropriate weather conditions.
Ticket prices (1 May - 31 Dec 2022):
Full fare: HUF 7.000
Sunset fare: HUF 15.000
Kids fare: HUF 5.000 (between the ages of 6-14, kids only accompanied by adults)
Family pack: HUF 20.000 (2 adults and 2 children - additional child is HUF 3000)
Private flight: HUF 200.000 (number of participants may vary according to wind conditions between 15-30
Prices are in HUF and include VAT at 21,26%. Tickets can be purchased with cash and credit card. Tickets purchased are valid for one trip until 31 December 2022. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on flights, and children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by adults. For safety reasons departures can be cancelled at any time.
MTI Photo: Márton Mónus