Qatar Airways joins Airbus as sponsor of Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

920 runners took part in last year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run which takes place on the airport’s 13R-31L on 3 September 2016. Deadline for early bird registrations is extended to Monday 4 July. Maciej Lenartowicz, Qatar Airway’s Network Strategy Analyst will lead this year’s QR team on his third Budapest Airport Runway Run.

“The Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World” has a new airline sponsor – Qatar Airways will be this year’s airline sponsor alongside headline sponsor Airbus, from which it has some 130 units on order. The sponsorship move follows Qatar’s intensifying interest at Budapest Airport where it recently raised frequencies from daily to 10 times weekly.

This year’s BUD Runway Run, the aviation industry’s premier charity-sporting event, will take place at 11.00 on Saturday 3 September 2016 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L. Runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community will once again compete for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport “Golden Cake Trophies” including the key team prize of the “The Fastest Airline in the World.”

SWISS is the airline to beat after it soared to triumph last year, knocking reigning champions, Aer Lingus, off the podium and crossing the line ahead of all other 920 competitors.

Deadline for early bird registrations extended to Monday 4 July.

All entry fees are donated to cancer charities, and other child-focussed good causes. Cost of entry will be held at €30 until midnight on July 4 after which time it must rise to €50.  Every finisher also receives “The Bron’s Medal” named for Brontë “Bron” Hogan, the anna.aero publisher’s 12-year-old daughter, who passed away in 2011 after a five-year battle with leukaemia.

The race is followed by a superb barbecue on the terrace of Budapest Airport’s historic former Terminal 1 overlooking the re-opened runway.

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