“Enormous grace, class and quality in all that she did” – a farewell to Budapest Airport’s Andi Trencsén

“A smile to illuminate any room”: Always a caring, inclusive person, Andi (far right) called us over to take this photo at last month’s Budapest Airport Runway Run because she wanted to show off, with pride, the latest and youngest members of her team.

Many of you in the global route development community will have been devastated to learn of the sudden and far-too-premature loss of Andrea ‘Andi’ Trencsén, Head of Marketing, Budapest Airport, who passed away last week after a short illness.

In a heartfelt tribute written with “enormous sadness” Kam Jandu, BUD’s Chief Commercial Officer, gave Andi full credit for the modern, slick (but fun and personable) BUD corporate image which shone out from magazine pages and trade fairs across the world, including multiple editions of Routes, many of which she personally attended.

“What many people don’t realise is that Andi was the lead and inspiration behind the marketing, branding and positioning of BUD in the last 14 years without which we likely would not have enjoyed the successes we have clearly achieved. Andi was my queen bee, always knew what to say, had a smile to illuminate any room, enormous grace, and oozed class and quality in all that she did.”

The anna.aero team, which directly reported to Andi as delivery partner for aviation development public relations, also worked closely with Andi over the past decade – most recently for the 10th edition of the Budapest Airport Runway Run where she was characteristically at the centre of things, taking care of every detail, but doing so in great style, and as radiant as ever. We can say, without a shadow of exaggeration, that she was truly a wonderful, caring and totally beautiful person. Everyone knew that. Everyone loved her for it. She will be missed by literally the entire world that knew her.

Paul Hogan and Team anna.aero


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