Weekly New Route Awards | anna.aero
With next week being the first of the S18 Public Votes – when our readers get to decide the best FTWAs of those sent in to mark the start of new summer services – this is the last time that the anna.aero judges will be able to cast their experienced eyes over this week’s offerings until mid-April. See how they scored these FTWAs so you will know how to vote next week.
Its taken until Week 10 of this year’s competition, but Europe has finally broken its duck and notched up its first win of 2018. The victorious airport had to fend off four other FTWAs from North America, South America and the Middle East to do so.
Lanmei Airlines begins flights from Phonm Penh to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.
Ethiopian Airlines adds service to Buenos Aires Ezeiza – operates via existing Sao Paulo Guarulhos link.
After waiting until Week Eight of the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition to chalk up its first win of the year, the Middle East has not wasted any time in securing its second victory, and as a result, the region draws level with Asia in the fledgling inter-regional battle, with leader Australasia now in its sights.
Etihad Airways begins a three times weekly service from its UAE capital hub to Baku.
Norwegian has now gone long-haul from Paris Orly by opening a connection to New York Newark.
The Middle East has become the fifth global region to scoop a weekly win in 2018, joining Asia, Australasia, North and South America. Find out which of the region’s global mega hubs has been the first to fly the Arch of Triumph winner’s flag.
Air Canada Rouge begins a three times weekly link between Montreal and the Arizona hub.
Air India begins twice-weekly service from Amritsar to Birmingham – its second route to the UK airport.
While we love to receive inside-aircraft FTWA images, the anna.aero judges are traditionalists and do prefer their water arches captured outside the inaugural aircraft. See how the external FTWA from this route launch performs against the other three entries from around the world we have received this week.
Norwegian launches the UK’s first low-cost long-haul service to Argentina.