Greatest mass hot air balloon ascent
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
524 total number
United States (Albuquerque)

On 6 October 2019, a total of 524 hot-air balloons were launched during the morning mass ascension at the 48th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, USA. The 2019 event, which ran from 5 to 13 October, drew 588 registrations from 17 different countries.

The launch - the 48th annual event - took place at Balloon Fiesta Park and was themed “Picture Perfect”. The aim of the annual festival is to create "an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies", and it attracts balloon enthusiasts from the USA and across the world.

In 2019, pilots registered from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the UK and the USA.