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Hot Air Balloon Advertising | Hot Air Balloon Hire

Airship & Balloon Company specialise in hot air balloon advertising and aerial marketing for TV, corporate clients, sponsorship, media campaigns, filming, events and balloon hire | Worldwide. ABC was created in 2003, following a successful management buyout. ABC is now one of Europe's leading hot air balloon operating companies. These are some of our Clients.

We have taken the decision to change our plans of holding Bristol International Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court Estate in 2021, instead we are planning ‘Fiesta Fortnight’ with flypasts and ballooning spectaculars for the city this August.

Come Fly With Us!

Take a flight in one of our balloons during Fiesta Fortnight, or over the Fiesta Weekend. Full details on our sister company ABC Flights website.

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Photo credit - @rkrkrk
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G-KAWS - special shape balloon

May 17, 2021

The video of this amazing balloon, which we shot at Charlton Park Estate in March 2021, was was released today and shows the spectacular G-KAWS hot air balloon flown by Airship & Balloon Company pilot, Nick Langley. The balloon was commissioned by Hong Kong based AllRightsReserved on behalf of the artist and creator of the KAWS character, for KAWS:HOLIDAY
Why Use Us?
Unlike others operating in the industry, we provide a truly unique service which is completely tailored to your specific advertising requirements and marketing goals. We also ensure that working alongside us for your hot air balloon campaign will be a pleasurable experience. Everyone at the company is committed to providing a warm, friendly service. Airship & Balloon Company will develop a tailored marketing strategy to maximise the advertising benefit of Using Your Hot Air Balloon.
When Airship & Balloon Company operate your branded balloon, you can rest assured that you’re working with experienced and knowledgeable commercial pilots. Our balloon crew can enhance your reputation and prove invaluable to your advertising efforts. Due to our ongoing commitment of providing the perfect marketing solution, we have been able to work with some of the world’s biggest brands. This includes,
KAWS Universal Pictures, Audible, TATA, Abbott World Marathon Majors, Clairol, Prudential, Nokia, Lucozade, Expedia, Churchill, Tesco, Shield, MBDA, Virgin Atlantic, Iveco Ford,, BBC and many more.
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What Makes Our Advertising Balloons Special?
At Airship & Balloon Company, we specialise in hot air balloon sales and hot air balloon hire. ABC designs, manages and operates branded hot air balloons. Our balloons are an innovative tool for companies running commercial marketing and advertising campaigns. Our clients admit that there is nothing which compares to a hot air balloon marketing campaign. The direct results of these are exceptional. A hot air balloon enables you to get your message and branding across to thousands of people in a memorable and innovative way. We find you can’t achieve this through other advertising means.
After 12 months living with Covid-19, people are keen to see refreshing forms of advertising and promotion - a colourful, branded hot air balloon achieves this like nothing else can!
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Stuart the Minion special shape, at Saga, Japan - with traffic lights on adjoining road!
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Minion round balloon, at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta with 80,000 visitors around the Arena.

Airship & Balloon Company offers a comprehensive range of services -

  • Hot air balloon design and manufacture

  • Hot air balloon sales and operation

  • International Balloon Tours

  • Special Shape hot air balloons

  • Fully Branded Vehicles and Crew clothing

  • Balloon advertising campaigns

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Tethered balloon displays

  • Hot air balloon Nightglows

  • Hot air balloons for hire

  • Wedding Day Tethers

  • Balloon branding

  • Aerial marketing

  • Aerial filming and photo shoots

  • BBC Approved Contractor

  • Cold Air Inflatables

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Airship & Balloon Company - Minion Tour Team

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Airship & Balloon Company Pilots, Nick Langley & Sue Carden in Taiwan.

Managing Director - Nick Langley
Thirty five years of commercial balloon flying experience, with a background of senior management in sales and marketing, guarantees that Airship & Balloon Company deliver our Client's expectations and results - every time!
Finance Director - Sally Langley
Sally deals with all finance and Company matters.
Operations Manager - Becky Macfarlane
Becky held Management positions in Retail for 15 years, before joining ABC and runs Balloon Operations and Social Media -

Some images used in this website are owned by © but will be available for download via Alamy in early 2021. Please click on the link below

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Airship & Balloon Company Ltd.
82, Henbury Road,
Bristol BS10 7AA
Registered in England & Wales: No 03425257