We have a lot to celebrate, the just-completed 48
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta included some great flying days and the famous Albuquerque Box was present for most of the event. We started out with some localized fog on opening morning and a cold front blew through on Thursday, but nearly all of our events and sessions occurred on schedule!
Total number of registered balloons: 588
Total number of registered regular shape balloons:484
Total number of registered special shape balloons: 104
Total number of registered pilots (primary and additional):671
Total number of estimated guest-visits: 866,414
Total number of media organizations:141
Total number of registered media representatives: 839
Total number of views on Balloon Fiesta Live as of 10/18/18: 740,901
Total number of countries represented: 17 (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and the United States of America)
Thank you for your support of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!