Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it’s S18 launches – Part II

Was it the well-organised social media campaign or the sheer drama created by Bratislava Airport’s firefighters with the red water arch that secured the victory in Part I of the S18 Arch of Triumph competition, or did both elements combine beautifully? Whatever it was, the judges think that the above FTWA was a worthy winner, making it 16 straight wins for Europe’s airports.

The poll was closed at 17:00 yesterday. The votes have been counted and verified by our friends from Cambridge Analytica. Bratislava Airport becomes the 16th European airport (in the 16 public votes held so far) to win a public vote in the illustrious Arch of Triumph competition. It joins 15 other airports from the region – Budapest, Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca Gran Canaria, La Palma, Amsterdam, Athens, IasiLille, Marseille, Tenerife North, London Southend, Frankfurt, Cardiff and Oslo Gardermoen – and Slovakia also becomes the 10th different country winner. The airport secured 61% of the votes, beating off Amsterdam (26%) – the Slovakian airport also won last week’s public vote in the Cake of the Week competition. N.B. The airport names which are underlined are the FTWA creators in question.

FTWA Share of Vote
Georgian Airways Tbilisi to Bratislava 61%
Air Mauritius Mauritius to Amsterdam 26%
Ryanair Budapest to Santander 6%
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw Chopin to Oslo Gardermoen 1%
Air Europa Tenerife North to La Palma 1%
Ryanair Frankfurt to Perpignan 1%
SAS Copenhagen to Genoa 1%
Wizz Air Bucharest, Budapest, Chisinau, Cluj-Napoca and Sofia to Athens 1%
Qantas Perth to London Heathrow 0%
easyJet Lyon to Rennes 0%
Nordica Groningen to Munich 0%

With 31 FTWAs to judge this week – four more than last week’s tally – you lot are going to be busy again trying to decide which of them deserves the honour of joining the world’s firefighting elite – those 16 airports which have already won one of the Public Vote weeks in the Arch of Triumph competition. Will it be Cardiff??

Like last week, its one of the busiest seven days of 2018 when it comes to new routes – we have another 200 in our New Route Database – as we move into the second week of S18.  Yet again we are handing over the reins to the humble reader to choose the best of 31 FTWAs – four more than in Part I of the public vote – that have been entered by the world’s airports this week. The victorious airport will have the pride of winning an accolade that will be the envy of their peers, as an Arch of Triumph certificate is nailed up on the fire station walls outside the Chief Fire Officer’s office. The beginning of the summer season also sees a huge amount of new route cakes created ‒ see our Cake of the Week Part II vote here

Just to remind you, the Arch of Triumph public vote S18 Part II rules are very strict: you have to get as many votes as you can to win! How you get these votes is of little concern to us, as long as it is legal (or you don’t get caught). So if you want your new route FTWA to win, get everyone in your airport/airline to vote, get it shared on Facebook, Linkedin, and get re-tweeting! N.B. The airport names which are underlined are the creators of the FTWAs in question. The vote closes at 17:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 10 April and the results will be published in next week’s newsletter on Wednesday 11 April. Keep voting!!

FTWA 1 – Adria Airways Ljubljana to Bucharest

Adria Airways Bucharest

FTWA 2 – Air Prishtina Pristina to Paris CDG

Germania CDG

FTWA 3 – airBaltic Riga to Lisbon

airBaltic Lisbon

FTWA 4 – Avianca Lima to Mendoza

Avianca Lima Mendoza

FTWA 5 – Cyprus Airways Larnaca to Athens

Cyprus Airways Larnaca Athens

FTWA 6 – Delta Air Lines Orlando to Amsterdam

Delta Air Lines Orlando Amsterdam

FTWA 7 – easyJet London Luton to Genoa

easyJet Genoa

FTWA 8 – easyJet London Luton to Reus

easyJet Reus

FTWA 9 – Edelweiss Air Zurich to Dubrovnik

Edelweiss Dubrovnik

FTWA 10 – Edelweiss Air Zurich to Paphos

Edelweiss Air Paphos

FTWA 11 – Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa to Nosy-Be

Ethiopian Airlines Nosy-Be

FTWA 12 – Eurowings Stuttgart to Alicante

FTWA 13 – Flybe Cardiff to Venice Marco Polo

FTWA 14 – Flybondi Buenos Aires El Palomar to Jujuy

Flybondi Jujuy

FTWA 15 – Frontier Airlines Denver to Boise

Frontier Airlines Boise

FTWA 16 – Iran Air Tehran Imam Khomeini to Paris CDG

Iran Air Paris CDG

FTWA 17 – Jetstar Airways Wellington to Queenstown

Jetstar Airways Wellington

FTWA 18 – LOT Polish Airlines Olsztyn-Mazury to Lviv

LOT Polish Airlines

FTWA 19 – Lufthansa Munich to Katowice

Lufthansa Katowice

FTWA 20 – Lufthansa Munich to Lodz

Lufthansa Lodz

FTWA 21 – Qatar Airways Doha to Thessaloniki

Qatar Airways Thessaloniki

FTWA 22 – Ryanair Bourgas to Memmingen

Ryanair Bourgas

FTWA 23 – Ryanair Bourgas to Rzeszow

Ryanair Bourgas Rzeszow

FTWA 24 – Ryanair Frankfurt to Perugia

Ryanair Perugia

FTWA 25 – Ryanair Paphos to Amman

Ryanair Amman

FTWA 26 – Ryanair Seville to Copenhagen

FTWA 27 – Ryanair Shannon to Reus

Shannon Reus

FTWA 28 – SmartWings Tel Aviv to Tenerife South

Tenerife South SmartWings

FTWA 29 – Vueling A Coruña to Palma de Mallorca

Vueling A Coruna

FTWA 30 – Vueling Bilbao to Jerez

Vueling Bilbao

FTWA 31 – Vueling Bilbao to Jerez

Vueling Jerez


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