The sky’s the limit for Novia Financial, Visit Bath and Bath Balloons

Novia Financial and Visit Bath have teamed up with Bath Balloons to launch a new luxury balloon to fly the skies of the city and its surrounds. Operated by Bath Balloons, this new ‘Novia Financial Visit Bath’ craft (G-NFVB) is scheduled for its inaugural flight in August, with the launch taking place outside the iconic Royal Crescent hotel last night (Monday July 31, 2017). The balloon will operate for the remainder of the 2017 flight season up to 2020, which includes participation in the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and the 2017 Bath Christmas Market.

Bath Balloons have been flying from Royal Victoria park since 1988 and work alongside Bristol Balloons as a part of Ballooning Network Ltd.

Leslie Redwood, head of business development and partnerships at Visit Bath commented: “Visit Bath is honoured to support Novia Financial and Bath Balloons as we all continue to do great things in and around our stunning World Heritage Site City of Bath, for the benefit of visitors, residents and businesses alike.”

Bill Vasilieff, chief executive officer at Novia Financial, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Bath Balloons and Visit Bath in supporting local initiatives in this very exciting new venture. Ballooning provides a unique opportunity to view the surrounding area from a totally different perspective and with launches planned across the stunning countryside over the magnificent Georgian city of Bath, we are very much looking forward to getting off the ground.”

Nic Amor, managing director of Bath Balloons, added that the company is looking forward to making G-NFVB a “regular feature” ascending over the Bath skyline.

See our picture gallery below from last night’s launch event, celebrating the partnership between Novia Financial, Visit Bath and Bath Balloons. The balloon was tethered on the Royal Crescent lawn below the Royal Crescent and guests were given the chance to try a mini-flight, lifting around 30ft of the ground. 

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