Virgin Balloon Flights

Virgin has been synonymous with hot air ballooning since entrepreneur and adventurer Sir Richard Branson became the first to fly a balloon across the Atlantic in 1987.That year Virgin Airship & Balloon Company was formed to harness the power of balloon advertising for Virgin and other major brands.

In 1991 Sir Richard smashed all records again by crossing the Pacific at speeds of up to 245mph. In 1994 Virgin Balloon Flights Ltd was launched to make the romance and adventure of balloon rides more accessible to the people in the UK. In 2002 Virgin handed the torch to its highly-experienced chief pilot at the time Kenneth Karlstrom to take the brand forward with his own company.

Why fly with us? We have the largest fleet of balloons of any balloon rides company in the UK including the largest passenger carrying balloon in the UK. We have 100+ launch sites across England, Scotland and Wales

We schedule more flights and fly more people each year than any other company. All customer enquiries are handled by our customer contact centre in Shropshire. We have a Civil Aviation Authority Air Operators Certificate to fly fee paying passengers. We are affiliated with the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), BBAC (British Balloon & Airship Club) and BABO (British Association of Balloon Operators)

The following are Geographic Alternative phone numbers available for Virgin Balloon Flights:



0844 844 8080 / 0871 663 0016 = 01952 212750

0844 576 7523 = 01952 212750

Office hours: Mon-Thu 9am – 6pm | Fri 9am – 5:30pm | Sat 9am – 4pm | Sun 10am – 3pm


01952 292020


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Virgin Balloon Flights
Jesson House
Stafford Court


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