Arch of Triumph
Thank goodness for Marseille Airport, as it becomes the first airport across the whole of Europe to enter the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition. In 2016 it supplied nearly four every week, so it should have sent in 20 by now. How will Marseille do – find out here!
At 14,535 kilometres, Qatar Airways launched the world’s longest flight between Doha and Auckland on 5 February, beating the previous longest route flown by ‘Arch’ rival Emirates from its Dubai hub to New Zealand’s biggest city. But what score did Auckland get for its Arch of Triumph welcoming this landmark new route?
Its the third week of the Arch of Triumph 2017 competition, and still no FTWA from Europe! This has allowed the rest of the world to throw down their respective markers, with an Asian winner this week, following the previous victories from the Middle East and the Caribbean.
It’s been a quiet start to the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition, with only four entries so far this year, none of which have come from Europe. This has allowed the Caribbean and the Middle East to throw down early markers on the new leader board.
The 2017 Arch of Triumph – our fifth year of competition – is underway. Can the rest of the world break the domination of Europe this year. With no entrants from the all-conquering region this week, the rest of the world gets to throw down an early marker.
Having claimed the top spot way back in May, the Lisbon Airport firefighters have held on to the #1 position for seven months, even after a final roll of the dice from 2015 winners Birmingham Airport in Week 45 of competition, which saw the UK airport only do enough to take second and not the title. See which other four airports tried (and failed) over the festive season to tame the Lisbon lions!!
Ignore what we said last week – there is still another week of competition after this one, for those FTWAs celebrating the start of routes in what remains of 2016. Take a look at these offerings from six airports from around the world, including entrants from Africa, Australasia, Europe and North America.
If your airport has aspirations of winning this year’s Arch of Triumph competition, you had better get a move on, as there is just one week left of this year’s battle. Nine more airports from around the world have probably their last attempts to break onto the 2016 leader board – see how they do.
This week we have not one, but two Arch of Triumph certificate celebrations from previous winners in Marseille and Sarasota – both first-time victors. Who will join the roll-call of 2016 winners as the year draws to a close – will it be an FTWA newbie or an old-hand of this four-year-old competition?
Akron-Canton delivered North America’s third win of 2016, joining the likes of Denver and Kelowna with weekly wins in the Arch of Triumph battle. With 50% of this week’s six entries, North America may just provide back-to-back wins.
Tenerife North celebrates its Fire Truck Water Arch Part I Public Vote victory; Find out here which airport wins Part II
With 52%, 35% more than the second placed airport, Marseille scooped Part II of the W15/16 Public Vote. It’s back to normal business this week, with anna.aero’s four judges handing out the scores on this week’s nine entries from around the world.
Warsaw Chopin this week celebrated winning the Arch of Triumph, with it displaying its award-winning credibility with a salute that greeted the arrival of Air China’s route from Beijing. See which single entry has claimed the title in this week’s competition.