RunCzech and Hainan Airlines declare marathon alliance
Each year RunCzech Running League races are appealing to more and more runners from abroad. In 2016 a total of 9 922 people from 116 countries around the world came to run in the Czech Republic.
A significant portion of which comprised runners from Asia. “We hope that the number of foreigners participating at our races will continue to grow. And I’m convinced that our alliance with Hainan Airlines will help,” Chair of the RunCzech Organising Committee Carlo Capalbo boasts.
Hainan Airlines is a young and dynamic airline which enjoys promoting all kinds of sporting activities abroad as well as in its homeland of China. Almost 300 runners flew to the Volkswagen Prague Marathon from there last year which is set to improve this year thanks to the alliance between RunCzech and Hainan Airlines. “Hainan Airlines operates direct flights between the Czech Republic and China. Thanks to them, runners, guests and partners get to experience pleasant and comfortable transport to RunCzech Running League races,” Capalbo adds.
Hainan Airlines’ special policy for transporting sports equipment also promotes the sporting lifestyle of its passengers. With services such as transporting ski or golf equipment over the allowable limit for free or transporting bikes within the flight limit also free of charge, Hainan Airlines is expanding into a wide Skytrax five-star service,” reveals Hainan Airlines CEO for the Czech Republic, Kaihua GUO.