Asia scoots to its second win of 2018 in Arch of Triumph competition
The inter-regional tally for weekly entries has been dominated by Europe since we started monitoring this metric in 2016. The region has provided 404 FTWAs or a hefty 54% of all water arches received over the last two years. Jump forward to 2018, and so far this year Europe has delivered just four entries (17%) languishing in third spot behind the early front runners South America (nine entries; 38%) and Asia (seven entries; 29%). Incidentally the region is also yet to produce any winners so far in 2018. Australasia is top on this particular leader board, with Sydney’s two wins. In fact, with two wins from two FTWAs, the region has a perfect win/entry ratio of one. Very impressive! So is this the end to Europe’s dominance of this global airport marketing competition? Keep Monitoring (to find out)!!
Philippines AirAsia Clark to Tacloban 2 February
Judges’ Comments: Its two from two for Philippines AirAsia. So far in 2018 it has received two FTWAs on its inaugural flights – one from Jakarta last month and one this week from Tacloban – and both have won. Impressive stats for any airline in any period. One thing is for certain…the anna.aero judges will be keeping their collective eyes out for the LCC’s next entry…to see if makes it three-in-three wins…
Jonny: 8.0; Kerry: 8.2; Marc: 8.3; Nick: 7.9.
United Airlines Denver to Scottsbluff 30 January
Judges’ Comments: There appears to be a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the provision of this FTWA in Scottsbluff. Off the record, between us, we had heard that the airport’s firefighters had a retirement party of an ex-colleague to go to at Sam and Louie’s Pizza (its at 1522 Broadway if you are ever in town)…so they had one eye on getting their shift finished and heading downtown…
Jonny: 4.1; Kerry: 4.1; Marc: 4.7; Nick: 4.3.
Scoot Singapore to Kuantan 2 February
Judges’ Comments: Kuantan in Malaysia has a tropical rainforest climate, and November to January is the rainy season, with average monthly rainfall in that period of around 400mm. February is meant to be the driest month of the year (142mm average), but the evidence in this picture seems to contradict that, as the launch flight seems to have found one of the month’s nine days of precipitation . The Scoot aircraft looks like it is going to get wet again very soon…
Jonny: 5.9; Kerry: 6.4; Marc: 6.2; Nick: 6.3.