The Coruche Balloon Festival returns in 2019 with the World's Largest Hot Air Balloon flying passengers in Portugal

Biggest hot air balloon in the world to transport passengers
23 April 2019
The second edition of the Coruche Balloon Festival ended six months ago, the organizing company Windpassenger has already confirmed the return in 2019 with the presentation of the largest hot air balloon in the world to fly commercial passengers in Portugal.

Windpassenger will organize two Ballooning Festivals in Portugal from 2020 annually can count on the traditional festival of Coruche in October and another every year during the month of March in different locations.

"After the success of the two editions, it makes sense to return to Coruche this festival so different that it goes far beyond the hot air balloons, with gastronomy, culture, fairs and activities for the whole family that promote the practice of ballooning and the experience of the last editions has helped us to understand how we can improve to continue making this event a world reference and a celebration for all who visit us. The festival is already scheduled for 29.10.19 to 03.11.19" says Guido, of Windpassenger.

For each of the two editions of the festival, 2017 and 2018, there were approximately 15,000 visitors. Some of them flew on a balloon, others only allowed themselves to be enchanted by about 30 balloons, some of them as impressive as a motorcycle, a bottle of liquor, a gas bottle, a dog diver or a doll that filled the sky with color every day, with the fancy as only a hot air balloon provides. In fact, this will return to be one of the great bets of the next editions: to bring to Portugal more balloons of special format of teams from all over the world. As well as increasing the offer of alternative activities to flights for all ages, both for lovers of ballooning, as well as for lovers of good gastronomy, crafts, workshops, art and culture, concerts and shows. To this end, Windpassenger has already started contact with sponsors and other support, in order to achieve its ambition in 2019.

For those who have not had the opportunity to live this unforgettable experience, do not be discouraged, you can do it any time of the year with Windpassenger. The company flies from north to south of the country, weather permitting.

And why not offer a flight as a gift? You can find several flight experiences at or by purchasing a Gift Card at a FNAC store, starting at € 99. For more information, visit
Author Windpassenger

Organizers Windpassenger Coruche
Main Sponsors Cepsa
Main media partners Rádio Renascença
Supporters Toyota Caetano Auto TAP Portugal AeCP Cision Kubicek Balloons Turismo de Portugal