Oslo Airport outdoes its opposition to win the Part I of Arch of Triumph Public Vote; Now it’s S17 launches – Part II

Winning by just 19 votes, Norway’s Oslo Gardermoen Airport becomes Europe’s 10th winner of the Arch of Triumph Public Vote – Part I. Second-placed Newcastle Airport in the UK was also runner-up in the Cake of the Week competition.

The votes have been counted and verified by our friends from the North Korean Government. Oslo Gardermoen Airport becomes the tenth European airport (in the 10 public votes held so far) to win a public vote in the illustrious Arch of Triumph competition. It joins nine other airports from the region – Budapest, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca Gran Canaria, La Palma, Amsterdam, Athens, Iasi and Lille – and Norway also becomes the seventh different country winner. The airport secured 22% of the votes, beating off Newcastle (19%) – the UK airport also finished second in the Cake of the Week competition. N.B. The airport names which are underlined are the FTWA creators in question.

Route launch and FTWA airport (underlined) % of votes
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa to Oslo Gardermoen 22%
Ryanair Newcastle to Madrid 19%
Lufthansa Frankfurt to Paderborn 18%
Blue Air Liverpool to Hamburg, Milan Bergamo and Rome Fiumicino 14%
Iberia Madrid to Basel 11%
SAS Copenhagen to Faroe Islands 3%
Norwegian Barcelona to Düsseldorf 2%
Lufthansa Frankfurt to Santiago de Compostela 2%
Wizz Air Tuzla to Vaxjo 2%
airBaltic Riga to Tampere 1%
Air Corsica Ajaccio and Bastia to Brussels Charleroi 1%

With 26 FTWAs to judge this week – one more than last week’s tally – you lot are going to be busy again trying to decide which of them deserves the honour of joining the world’s firefighting elite – those 10 airports which have already won one of the Public Vote weeks in the Arch of Triumph competition. Will it be Hamburg??

Like last week, its one of the busiest seven days of 2017 when it comes to route launches – we have another 200 in our new route database – as we move into the second week of S17.  So we are giving the controls over to the anna.aero reader again to choose the best of 26 FTWAs – one more than in Part I of the Public Vote – we have been sent this week from the world’s airports. The winning airport will have the prestige of achieving an award that most can only dream of, with a Arch of Triumph certificate being the reward for their respective first flight welcome water jet endeavours. The beginning of the summer season also sees a huge amount of new route cakes created ‒ see our Cake of the Week vote here

Just to remind you, the Arch of Triumph Public Vote S17 Part II rules are very strict: you have to get as many votes as you can to win! How you get these votes is of little concern to us, as long as it is legal (or you don’t get caught). So if you want your new route FTWA to win, get everyone in your airport/airline to vote, get it shared on Facebook, Linkedin, and get re-tweeting! N.B. The airport names which are underlined are the creators of the FTWAs in question. The vote closes at 17:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 11 April and the results will be published in next week’s newsletter on Wednesday 12 April. Keep voting!!

Aegean Airlines Athens to Kassel-Calden

Aeromexico Mexico City to Detroit

Aeromexico Mexico City to Detroit water arch

Air France Paris CDG to Porto

Air Seychelles Seychelles to Düsseldorf

Air Seychelles Seychelles to Duesseldorf FTWA

Blue Air Liverpool to Hamburg

Blue Air Liverpool to Milan Bergamo

British Airways London Heathrow to Murcia

Brussels Airlines Brussels to Funchal 

Brussels Airlines Brussels to Mumbai 

Flybe Cardiff to Rome Fiumicino

Germania Dresden to Faro

KLM Amsterdam to Cartagena

KLM Amsterdam to Malaga

Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane

Malindo Air Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane FTWA

Ryanair Edinburgh to Vigo

Ryanair Frankfurt to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca

Ryanair Frankfurt base opening

Ryanair Milan Bergamo to Oradea

SATA Azores Airlines Ponta Delgada to Barcelona

Sichuan Airlines Chongqing to Cebu

Sichuan Airlines Chongqing to Cebu FTWA

Surinam Airways Aruba to Orlando Sanford

Vietnam Airlines Hanoi to Sydney

Volotea Lille to Montpellier

Volotea Toulouse to Caen

Wizz Air Bucharest to Lamezia Terme

Wizz Air Lamezia Terme

Wizz Air Budapest to Faro

Wizz Air Warsaw Chopin to Santander

Wizz Air Santander


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