We are delighted to announce that Virgin Balloon Flights will be flying at the 33rd Bristol International Balloon Fiesta later this year.

One of our largest Virgin hot air balloons will be whisking people skywards on Champagne balloon rides from Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2011 between August 11 and 14.

The world-famous ballooning event takes place at Bristol’s Ashton Court, one of over 100 Virgin Balloon Flights launch sites, and features hundreds of hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes including special shapes.

Around half a million people come to watch the fiesta each year and the event gives lucky passengers a rare chance to take part in a mass balloon launch, seeing Bristol from the sky.

You can fly from the balloon fiesta with us by purchasing a special Bristol Balloon Fiesta ride voucher for £180 per person. Existing customers can also take part by upgrading their existing voucher.

Spaces are very limited and are available on a first come, first served basis, so don’t hang about.

Visit the Bristol Balloon Fiesta balloon rides page on our website or call 01952 212750 for more information or to book.

Pilot Mark Simmons, who will be flying from the fiesta, said: “It’s been a few years since Virgin Balloon Flights last took part in Bristol Balloon Fiesta and we’re delighted to be involved again because it’s a spectacular event and a real showcase for ballooning. We’re looking forward to it.”

Bristol Balloon Fiesta includes a host of entertainment for all the family including two spectacular night-glows. Visit the Fiesta website for full information.