Weekly New Route Awards | anna.aero
This week we reveal the 2017 leader board for the first time, one that still features not one airport from Europe, despite being six weeks into the annual competition. If your airport has won one of our weekly accolades already, see where you rank against other airport firefighters from around the world.
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?
SalamAir begins operations with domestic service between Salalah and Muscat.
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.
Philippine Airlines links Clark and Cebu with four times weekly flights – Cebu Pacific Air offers competition.
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.
JetBlue Airways begins new routes from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and San Jose.
British Airways starts flights on the 11,650-kilometre sector from London Heathrow to Santiago in Chile.
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!!
Jet2.com launches new routes from six different UK bases.