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Annual Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Festival Postponed Over Covid-19 Fears

Organisers made the decision due to growing concerns of Covid-19


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Annual Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Festival Postponed Over Covid-19 Fears
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Better safe than sorry.


What a shame!

Hot air ballooners, the annual Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has been postponed indefinitely.

Organisers said that they came to the difficult decision after realising that there were growing concerns pertaining to Covid-19.

“This was a difficult decision for us to make, as the Fiesta is an annual event that is looked forward to by many.”


“Like the years before this, we had hoped to welcome more than 200,000 visitors over the four-day event. However, after extensive and careful consideration, the current global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has made it impossible at this time to predict the scale of the outbreak during the dates of the event alongside the increasing uncertainty of cross-border movement of visitors, pilots and staff,” said Chief Executive Officer of AKA Balloon Sdn Bhd Nur Izzati Khairudin.

The company has been the main organiser of the festival since 2009.

Festival supposed to feature balloons from international ballooners

The festival this year was set to feature more than 25 hot air balloons from 13 different countries.

For those who have purchased tickets, you can refer to https://www.myballoonfiesta.com/refund.
 

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