SWISS roll in with a baker’s dozen to the Airbus-sponsored anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run
SWISS’ running team entered four runners in last year’s anna.aero-Budapest Airport Runway Run, taking Switzerland’s national carrier to a respectable fourth overall place. But being the “Fourth Fastest Airline in the World” isn’t nearly good enough, so they will be returning to Budapest Airport’s Runway this year with a 13-strong team, more than tripling their chances of winning the highly-contended Fastest Airline Golden Cake Trophy.
Another big Airbus customer, with five of their six aircraft types being members of the Airbus family, SWISS’ Team Captain, Aino Bolliger, is thrilled to increase this year’s numbers and support the must-be-at Airbus-sponsored aviation sporting event. Talking to anna.aero, Bolliger said: “We participate in several running events every year, and this has become our favourite. As an airline, running on a runway is something special, an occasion you have to experience.”
All for charity
All BUD 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 nine 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.
Budapest Airport will closes one of its two runways for four hours so runners drawn from airlines, airports and enterprises across the aviation community can 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.” There are two race distances – 10km (four runway lengths) and 5km. Runners can take part on an individual basis, or form teams of three or more (only the fastest three runners’ times count towards the team times).
Airbus-sponsored 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 Aviation Media Team”
- Concessionaires: “Fastest Airport Concessionaire Team”
- Enterprises: “Fastest Aviation Enterprises Team”
- Military: “Fastest Military Aviator Prize”
- Finisher’s Medal: The Bron’s Medal (plus souvenir technical shirt, and gift bag for every entrant)