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About Us2018-09-28T21:29:17+00:00

WHO WE ARE?

Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd is a fully licensed operator and approved by the CAASL (Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka) affiliated to Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation and relevant ministries to operate Hot Air Balloon Rides in Sri Lanka.

 

As an investment of Uluer Group Companies, Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd (Sri Lanka Balloon) established in 2016 after years of research and Hot Air Ballooning experience in different countries for more than 11 years. Mahmut Sami Uluer (GM) also contributes greatly to diplomatic, commercial and cultural relations between the two countries as an Honorary Consul General of Sri Lanka to Turkey.

 

We own and operate 2 Hot Air Balloons, each carrying Sri Lanka Balloon design and designated entirely for passenger carrying use. We have the capacity to carry 26 passengers at the same time.

Lanka Ballooning Company About Sri Lanka Balloon Uluer Group

Our pilots, crew and office staff are fully qualified and highly experienced. All have many years of experience.

Uluer Group (as owner of 2 largest balloon companies in Turkey and largest balloon company in Sri Lanka) setted a record by increasing the number of balloons in its fleet to 18 and the passenger capacity to over 300.

Our Principles

  • Safety First

  • Top Level Pilot Skills

  • Top Quality Equipment

  • Comply With Regulations

MEET THE TEAM

Our experienced Balloon Pilots will be very happy to take you an unforgettable journey over Sri Lanka. Our local reservation and operation officers also work hard to give you excellent service from beginning to end. 

Lanka Ballooning Turkish pilots hold Commercial Balloon Pilots License and validated by CAASL according to their experience and tested every year by the examiners of the Sri Lankan authorities. They have thousands of flight hours as professional commercial pilots.

Mahmut Sami Uluer Sri Lanka Balloon Pilot

Mahmut Sami Uluer

Managing Director | Chief Pilot | Attorney-at-Law

Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka to Turkey, Attorney-at-Law, Commercial & Instructor Balloon Pilot.

Graduated from Maltepe University (Istanbul), Faculty of Law. After completing aviation courses in England, Spain, Russia and Turkey, became Private Pilot in 2007, Commercial Pilot in 2008 and Instructor Pilot in 2009. Worked as Examiner Pilot at Ministery of Transportation of Turkey, Directorate General of Civil Aviation. He has trained many pilots. Became Honorary Consul of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Has 1000+ hours of flight experience with hot air balloons in 11+ years. Has been working for many years in ballooning and aviation.

Flown with many different brands and models of balloons. Certified Maintenance Technician of Lindstrand Balloons(UK) and Ultramagic Balloons(Spain).

Hakki Yildiz

Pilot

Graduated from Bogazici University Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty. Has experince as a manager in the hotel management and hospitality industry in 6 different countries.

First Aid Expert licenced by Ministry of Health. Has Gas Filling Training Certificate. Speaks English and Russian fluently. Certified Maintenance Technician of the balloons in our fleet Lindstrand Balloons, Ultramagic Balloons. Licensed RT(Radiotelephony) user. Has been working for 5+ years in ballooning and aviation. Flown with many different brands and models of balloons. Has 500+ hours of flight experience with hot air balloons. He also is a Microlight Pilot.

Hakki is spending half of the year in Turkey, as he is a pilot in Anatolian Balloons, our sister company.

Imran Lanka Ballooning

Imran

Reservation & Operation Manager

Imran was born and raised in Sri Lanka. After a few years of operational experience in the Gulf countries, he started working for Lanka Ballooning.

Imran manages the operational program in the best way by working in coordination with clients, travel agencies, hotels and tourist guides.

He speaks English, Sinhala, Tamil, Arabic, Hindi and Malayalam.

Hiras Lanka Ballooning Marketing and Accounting Manager

Hiras

Marketing & Accounting Manager

Hiras studied at Antalya University (Turkey) Computer Engineering and completed London Metropolitan University (UK). He has been working for Sri Lankan Embassy to Turkey and Sri Lankan Honorary Consulate in Turkey and Sri Lanka.

Has Certificate Diplomas in CAD, Consturction Technology, Web Designing, Programming, Information Technology. Completed Certificate Skill Development Programme at Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

He speaks English, Sinhala, Tamil and Turkish fluently.

Hiras manages Lanka Ballooning marketing works as a well-trained staff member.

LANKA BALLOONING FLEET

As Lanka Ballooning, we spare no expense in the purchase our balloons. We work with two of the world’s most prestigious balloon manufacturers: Lindstrand Balloons in the UK and Ultramagic Balloons from Spain. Our baskets are designed for VIP use and all of our balloons incorporate the latest design and safety features.

# 1

Registration: 4R-ULR

Own and Operate by: Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd

Passenger Capacity: 16+1

Manufacturer: Lindstrand

Production Place: UK

Lanka Ballooning Pvt Ltd 4R-BLN Sri Lanka Balloon Uluer Group

# 2

Registration: 4R-BLN

Own and Operate by: Lanka Ballooning (Pvt) Ltd

Passenger Capacity: 10+1

Manufacturer: Lindstrand

Production Place: UK

LANKA BALLOONING VEHICLES

Transport to and from your hotel is provided in our luxury company vehicles.

Lanka Ballooning Uluer Group Sri Lanka Balloon Vehicle Fleet

RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners / related organizations, who serve us to deliver the best experience.

OUR LICENSES

Lanka Ballooning operates Sri Lanka Balloon Rides accordingly international and local authorities.