Arriba for Aruba as the Caribbean scoops first FTWA win of the season
Tiny Aruba, an island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, has secured the Caribbean’s first FTWA win of 2013, in a one-horse race for this week’s title. Europe’s airports still lead the way with four wins out of 12 so far this year, with Asia and North America tying for second place, both with three wins. With Aruba’s win this week, the Caribbean joins the Middle East with just one win so far this season.
|Royal Air Maroc – Casablanca – Tenerife Norte||Tenerife Norte (TFN)||29-Oct||36.2|
|Emirates – Dubai to Clark||Clark (CRK)||01-Oct||32.9|
|Condor – Munich to Varadeo||Munich (MUC)||05-Nov||32.0|
|American Airlines – Los Angeles to Port Columbus||Port Columbus (CMH)||27-Aug||30.8|
|flydubai – Dubai to Volgograd||Volgograd (VOG)||17-Sep||30.5|
|Wizz Air – Budapest to Dubai Al Maktoum||Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC)||30-Oct||29.0|
|JetBlue Airways – Fort Lauderdale to Aruba||Fort Lauderdale (FLL)||27-Nov||27.3|
|eurolot – Rzeszów to Paris Beauvais||Rzeszów (RZE)||03-Sep||26.2|
|Pacific Coastal Airlines – Cranbrook to Kelowna||Kelowna (YLW)||18-Nov||25.0|
|LAN Airlines – Bogotá to Aruba||Aruba (AUA)||04-Dec||24.4|
|Air Costa – Bengaluru to Jaipur||Bengaluru (BLR)||15-Oct||20.7|
|Peach – Osaka Kansai to Busan||Busan (PUS)||13-Sep||17.4|
LAN Airlines Bogotá to Aruba 1 December
Marc: 4.2 With just three weeks to go before the 2013 FTWA title is awarded I really expected the world’s airports to be going the extra yard (or 0.9144 metres to our metric-using cousins) and try to win. In the end, this week is a one horse race with a distinctly average FTWA. Step-up airport firefighters and marketeers, the title is still there for you to win!
Paul: 8.0 Another regional speciality!!! This FTWA is known by all local airport firefighters as an “Aruba Limbo.” Indeed it has been a significant influence on a dance style of the same name which Arubans are likely to spontaneously perform whenever tourists appear.
Ralph: 6.2 Well we can see one truck, and the arch does appear to meet over the aircraft, but there’s a bit of Tobleroning going on, and night-time shots are always more challenging.
Vlad: 6.0 LAN Airlines’ flight was welcomed in Aruba with a ‘Caribbean Gangnam Style’. It’s a shame that just one fire truck is visible and the trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean interfered, as this FTWA could have scored more than this.