First week of 2016 competition with just one FTWA entrant
Over the last four years, there have only been 13 occasions when just one entrant has been fielded by the world’s airports to take part in the weekly Arch of Triumph – out of the 134 weeks of competition since we introduced the contest in 2013. This week, with its single entry from Prague, while it is included in that tally of 13, is the first of 2016. Last year, there were two; in 2014 there were seven weeks when just one entrant was received by anna.aero; while in the first year of competition there were three (from just 13 contesting weeks). On the whole, these single entry winning weeks have tended to be won by some lower-scoring FTWAs (as seen above). In 2013 the average of the three scores was 20.83; in 2014 it was a meagre 18.6; and in 2015 it climbed to 24.55. So with a score of 30.7, Prague Airport’s firefighters have done pretty well against those previous single entry week markers. Keep Monitoring!!
|25-May||United Airlines Washington Dulles to Lisbon||Lisbon (LIS)||39.0|
|01-Feb||Jetstar Airways Nelson to Wellington||Wellington (WLG)||37.3|
|08-Jan||Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong to Gold Coast||Gold Coast (OOL)||37.2|
|23-Jun||American Airlines Los Angeles to Auckland||Auckland (AKL)||37.1|
|02-Feb||AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur to Delhi||Delhi (DEL)||37.0|
|11-Mar||Wizz Air Budapest to Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden||Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (FKB)||36.9|
|01-Aug||Atlasglobal Istanbul Atatürk to Cluj-Napoca||Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)||36.9|
|03-Aug||Emirates Dubai to Hanoi||Hanoi (HAN)||36.8|
|14-Apr||bmi regional Munich to Southampton||Munich (MUC)||36.8|
|06-Apr||Air India Delhi to Vienna||Vienna (VIE)||35.7|
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu to Prague 12 August
Judge’s Comments: Quite often anna.aero judges suffer from their equivalent of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs on a seasonal basis. Ours however occurs when an FTWA for a big route launch like this one above is greeted by ashen skies in the Czech Republic. Its summer!! Where are the blue skies?? This type of summer sky makes the four anna.aero judges sad…and affects their scoring too…
Jonny: 7.3; Marc: 7.2; Paul: 8.5; Ralph: 7.7.