Arch of Triumph
Rest of the World takes back-to-back wins in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition – Europe still dominates inter-regional battle
With minimal route launches typically taking place in August, one might have expected a dearth of FTWAs too. Not so. We have five airports from four regions of the world competing for the Week 30 title of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition.
Three airports from three separate continents have sent in entries for this week’s battle to claim the Arch of Triumph crown. But has either Cebu, Moscow Zhukovsky or Toronto Pearson done enough to break into the top 10 leaderboard?
Last week it was the turn of the Arch of Triumph’s reigning champions, Lisbon, to claim their second victory of the 2017 competition, with the Portuguese capital now appearing twice in the top 10 leader board. But, has one of the four entrants this week done enough to make it onto the prestigious listing of global airports?
Last week German regional airport Friedrichshafen beat-off competition from the likes of Melbourne, Orlando and Nice to secure its first-ever Arch of Triumph title. As the airport celebrates its landmark victory, find out whether this week’s competition will be be won by a minnow or mega-hub here!
At the fourth time of asking, Krakow Airport finally won its first ever Arch of Triumph award last week. The airport’s fire crew even let their CO and CEO share in their fine victory! Nine more airports battle it out for the world’s biggest airport firefighting accolade this week.
For one of this week’s 14 entrants to the Arch of Triumph competition it could mean basking in airport marketing glory for eternity (or at least until the next route launch). See which airport, drawn from five different world regions, has secured these exclusive bragging rights this week.
Cluj-Napoca won three Arch of Triumph weekly titles in 2016 – two from anna.aero’s judges and one in the public vote – yet it has taken it until nearly July to get a win on the board this year. Find out which one of the 11 global airports has discovered the blueprint to the Romanian airport’s success.
This is a landmark edition of the 2017 Arch of Triumph battle, as we pass the 200-FTWA barrier in the 23rd week of the annual competition. With a massive 18 entries this week, including four from Blue Air and three each from Norwegian and Air Arabia Maroc, its no surprise we’ve had a busy week of scoring. On top of all that we introduce our new judge!
Why not fly half-way around the world just to get a picture with Copenhagen Airport’s marketing team attending the 140th IATA Slot Conference in Kuala Lumpur this week. Oh, ok…we did. Find out which of the eight entries wins the prestigious accolade this week.
Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport is renowned for its slick B2B aviation marketing…yet it has taken until the fourth year of the Arch of Triumph competition to claim its first-ever win. A further 12 airports also sent us their offerings this week.
Milan Bergamo’s firefighters now have three Arch of Triumph certificates on the fire station walls – having won previously in June 2014 and December 2015. The Italian airport is clearly not going to settle with that tally, as it has another entry this week. See if it manages to secure back-to-back wins.
While Europe has delivered the most FTWAs and the most winners so far in this year’s Arch of Triumph competition, does it have the best wins per entry ratio? Or does that honour belong somewhere else in the world? Find out here, as well as which of this week’s seven airports has done the business.