The race to find the fastest airline in the world

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11:00hrs Saturday 2 September 2017

Child race starts at 10:30hrs

10km or 5km races
1km child race ( 6-15 years )

€30 (per runner)
€50 (after 1 July 2017)
€15 (per child runner))

September 2016: 976 runners took part in last year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus and Qatar Airways, competing for a series of anna.aero-Budapest Airport "Golden Cake Trophies" including the key team prize of “The Fastest Airline in the World.”

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 5.0: “The Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World”

Budapest Airport Runway 13R-31L, Saturday 2 September 2017: Budapest Airport and anna.aero have confirmed this year’s air transport industry’s premier charity-sportive event – “The Race to Find the Fastest Airline in the World” – will take place at 11.00 on Saturday 2 September 2017 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L. Runners from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community will once again take part annual 10k race, now in its fifth year.

Aer Lingus once again officially “The Fastest Airline in the World”

A determined team of 20 Aer Lingus runners raced down Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L last September to resoundingly reclaim the title of ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’ in the air transport industry charity race, beating a dozen other airline teams and snatching the title back from reigning champions SWISS.

All entry fees – just €30 before July 2017 – are donated to cancer charities, and other child-focussed good causes. Comprising of two race distances – 10km (four runway lengths) and 5km (a distance manageable even by first-time runners) – the run is open to all individuals and teams in the aviation community, followed by a superb barbecue on the terrace of Budapest Airport’s historic former Terminal 1 overlooking the re-opened runway.

Aer Lingus

Victorious homecoming: Aer Lingus CEO, Stephen Kavanagh, welcomes home “The Fastest Airline in the World” to the Dublin Tarmac. As well as winning the most-coveted team prize, the Irish flag carrier also took the “double” as team member Robert Murphy (centre, front row) crossed the line in first place taking the prize of ‘Fastest Aviator’ in a blazing time of 34:47.

Register for the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 5.0 today!

Budapest Airport-anna.aero trophies 2016 were awarded to::

  • Fastest Airline Team ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’: Aer Lingus
  • Fastest Airline CEO: Lászlo Molnár, ASL Airlines
  • Fastest Airport CEO: Ralf Schmid, Allgäu Airport Memmingen
  • Fastest Airport Team: ‘The Fastest Airport in the World’: Wroclaw Airport
  • Media: ‘Fastest Media Team’: divány.hu
  • Concessionaires: ‘Fastest Airport Concessionaire Team’: Çelebi Ground Handling
  • Enterprises: ‘Fastest Aviation Enterprises Team’: Airbus
  • Military: ‘Fastest Military Aviator Prize’: Dustin Dixon, USAF
Aer Lingus

All entry fees – just €30 before July 2017 – are donated to cancer charities, and other child-focussed good causes. anna.aero’s own team, captained by publisher Paul Hogan, proudly bite their 2016 medals. Every finisher receives “The Bron’s Medal”, named after Hogan’s late-12 year-old daughter, Brontë “Bron” Hogan, who passed away in 2011 after a five-year battle with leukaemia.

What they said about Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 2016 (sponsored by Airbus and Qatar Airways)

“Close to 1,000 runners from across the international aviation community took part, helping to promote our airport and this fantastic city while allowing us to donate 100% of entrance fees to the benefiting charities. This event is firmly and truly established as a winning formula for all.”

Jost Lammers – CEO, Budapest Airport

“Congratulations to all involved from across our airline in delivering a great team performance in such style, you’ve done Aer Lingus proud and helped a great charitable cause along the way.”

Stephen Kavanagh – CEO, Team Aer Lingus, Fastest Airline Team 2014 & 2016

“We run for run, and we run to be able to donate to charity…to win ‘Fastest Airport Team’ a second time is an added bonus.”

Jaroslaw Sztucki – Team Captain, Wroclaw Airport, Fastest Airport Team 2015 & 2016

“What a super event with great organisation! We are so happy to be a part of it and to be able to support the charities. We have to be back next year!”

Sinead Cormican – Team Captain, Airbus, Main Title Sponsor and Fastest Aviation Enterprise 2016

All the latest news and developments for the bud:runway run

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

Qatar Airways joins Airbus as sponsor of Budapest Airport-anna.aero 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 […]

Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0 draws in more runners at IATA Slot Conference in Hamburg

Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0 draws in more runners at IATA Slot Conference in Hamburg

The Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run takes place on runway 13R-31L at 11:00 on Saturday 3 September 2016. The anna.aero team has been busy recruiting runners at the IATA Slot Conference. With Airbus as the main sponsor, the team has been building recognition and support for the leading sporting-charity event for the global aviation industry.

Football legend endorses Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0…and it’s sponsored by Airbus!

Football legend endorses Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0…and it’s sponsored by Airbus!

The Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus, has been given the thumbs up by ex-England and Liverpool football legend and number-one-selling rapper, John Barnes, at the British-Irish Airports EXPO in Birmingham.


The Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run has partnered with World Airline Road Race (WARR) host United Airlines to announce two vital sporting/industry networking events

The Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run has partnered with World Airline Road Race (WARR) host United Airlines to announce two vital sporting/industry networking events

Here’s two feel-good vital industry networking events you need to be at in September – the World Airline Road Race (WARR) 2016, hosted by United Airlines in Chicago and this year’s Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

It's Airbus sponsored!!! Interest 'runs' high in Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 2016

It’s Airbus sponsored!!! Interest ‘runs’ high in Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 2016

The Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run team were at Routes Europe Krakow where interest ran high in this year’s annual air transport industry charity race which takes place at 11:00 on Saturday 3 September 2016 on Budapest Airport’s Runway 13R-31L.

SWISS and Aer Lingus go head-to-head in this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0 sponsored by Airbus

SWISS and Aer Lingus go head-to-head in this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0 sponsored by Airbus

The reigning “Fastest Airline in the World”, SWISS, has told anna.aero that it’s already drumming up interest to go head-to-head with previous champions, Aer Lingus, at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 4.0 sponsored by Airbus, taking place at 11:00 on Saturday 3 September 2016 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L runway.