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Quieter airport allows for bigger ‘runway run’

Sunday 13 December 2020

Quieter airport allows for bigger ‘runway run’

A charity run has taken place on the Guernsey Airport runway to raise money for Aviation Action.

51 people, including airport staff and business partners, took on the 1,583-metre charity challenge.

“It was great to see the support and enthusiasm of those who took part,” said Guernsey Ports’ Safety and Compliance Manager, Matt Capazario.

“Special thanks should go to the various airport teams and business partners who helped and contributed to this event to ensure it happened on this specific day [Thursday 10 December 2020]”.


Pictured: People are taking part across the UK, running the length of runways from London to Land’s End.

Aviation Action provides personal and professional help to people working in the aviation industry.

“As a corporate sponsor of Aviation Action, Guernsey Ports recognise that Aviation Action’s work is vital to the sector that has seen a significant downturn in the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Head of Airside Operations for Guernsey Airport, Dan Townsend.

“The amount raised shows Guernsey Airport can do its bit to help others in the aviation industry.”


Pictured top: 51 people ran the 1,583-metre runway, which could be closed for longer due to fewer flights. Normally, the challenge takes place once the airport has closed for the day. 

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