Looking for the World’s Fastest Airline

As a runner, I am really interested in this event taking place next Saturday at Budapest Airport in Hungary. They will play host to a competition between airlines to see who is the fastest airline …on the ground.


On Saturday 6 September, a 12 kilometre (8 mile) race involving 1,000 runners will take place on Budapest Airport’s Runway 1  (13R-31L) to raise funds for  child cancer charities. The runway is 3km long so I presume teams will run it four times.

There will be prizes awarded for:

  1. The fastest male and female
  2. “The Fastest Airline in the World”
  3. “The Fastest Airport in the World”
  4. The fastest male and female airline CEO
  5. The fastest male and female airport CEO

There are representatives from the following airlines taking part include:

European carriers:

• Adria Airways
• Aegean Airlines
• Aer Lingus
• Air Arabia
• Air Baltic
• Air Berlin
• Air France
• Air Nostrum
• Blue Panorama Airlines
• Czech Airlines
• Edelweiss Air AG
• Etihad Regional (previously Darwin airlines)
• Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH
• Germanwings
• Iberia Express
• LOT Polish Airlines
• Montenegro Airlines
• Norwegian Air Shuttle
• Ryanair
Swiss International Airlines
TAP Portugal
• TEN Airways
• transavia
Uzbekistan Airways
• Vueling
• Wizz Air

Middle Eastern Carriers

•  Onur Air
• Pakistan International Airlines
• Qatar Airways
• Saudia

UK Carriers:

•  bmi regional
• British Airways

• easyJet
• Jet2.com


US Carriers:

• American Airlines
• Southwest Airlines
• United Airlines


The only one that is missing is the late Malév.

May the best team win. Any predictions on winners?


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