Pegasus Airlines enters 10 runners as the battle for “Fastest Airline in the World” in the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run hots up
Turkey’s fast-growing Pegasus Airlines could be revelling in the glory of becoming the ‘Fastest Airline in the World’ at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run following its confirmed entry of 10 runners this week. Hoping to emulate the mythical winged horse and soar over teams from the likes of Aer Lingus (2014 Champions), SWISS (2015 Champions) and Emirates (which entered a 31-strong team last week), the Turks will be galloping down the Hungarian gateway’s runway like fine thoroughbreds. Team Captain Seyran Gunes, who is normally buried behind six computer screens in the carrier’s IT department has confirmed that all 10 runners will be doing the ‘Big One’ – the 10km run or four lengths of Runway 13R-31L.
All Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run entry fees – just €50 – are entirely donated to international child cancer causes and a Hungarian charity assisting the inclusiveness of handicapped people in sports. Besides 10 air transport industry trophies every finisher 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 anna.aero-Budapest Airport “Golden Cake Trophies” are awarded for:
- Fastest male/female
- Fastest Airline Team: “The Fastest Airline in the World”
- Fastest Airline CEO: male/female
- Fastest Airport CEO: male/female
- Fastest Airport Team: “The Fastest Airport in the World”
- Media: “Fastest Media Team”
- Concessionaires: “Fastest Airport Concessionaire Team”
- Enterprises: “Fastest Aviation Enterprises Team”
- Military: “Fastest Military Aviator Prize”
- Civilian: “Fastest Passenger”
- Finisher’s Medal: The Bron’s Medal (plus souvenir technical shirt, and gift bag for every entrant)
As most airlines and airports already have major charity commitments, there’s no need for participants to raise big cash sponsorship targets – competitors just have to pay an entrance fee, only €50 per runner, with 100% of this sum donated to the benefiting charities.