Arch of Triumph
Six airports battled it out in a special transatlantic edition of the Arch of Triumph this week, with two European and four US facilities fighting it out to claim victory. With five baptisms for low-cost launches, and the other a niche regional service, see which airport took the title in Week 32 of the 2018 competition.
Salvador Bahia in Brazil won last week’s Arch of Triumph award for the impressive aqua performance that it laid on for Copa Airlines’ inaugural flight from Panama City. See which airport this week has attempted to match the results of Salvador Bahia and tried to break into the top 10 FTWA leaderboard.
The 2018 Arch of Triumph leader board now sees two Brazilian FTWAs taking pride of place inside the top 10. What with three victorious baptisms from Lisbon too, Portuguese appears to be the winning language of water arches. Excelentes arcos de água!!
At the fifth attempt, starting with its first entry back in 2014, Stuttgart Airport has finally won its first ever weekly win in the Arch of Triumph competition. Airports from Africa, Caribbean, Europe and South America battle it out for new route marketing glory this week.
With France claiming Germany’s crown as football World Cup champions on Sunday, the nation craved something to lift its collective spirits. Step-up some German airport firefighters to restore some well-needed national pride.
Despite crashing out of the World Cup in the Round of 16 to England’s semi-final opponents Croatia, the Danes are born winners, particularly their airport firefighters! While Billund Airport’s firefighters celebrate their own global triumph, 10 more airports take it to extra time in search of victory.
In a week when the nation’s football team failed to beat Croatia in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, a little bit of Danish national pride will have been restored as a result of an Arch of Triumph win against 14 other airports in the FTWA World Competition.
With the Portuguese not only qualifying for the Round of 16 at the World Cup, but also claiming first, third and fourth spots on the Arch of Triumph 2018 competition leader board, it is good to see a newcomer to the top 10 this week, as 13 airports battle it out for global water arch and not footballing glory.
The FTWA competition is continuing to hot up with another 21 entries received this week. There’s strong representation from Europe, plus examples from North America and the Caribbean. This week’s result sees a previous 2018 winner extend a remarkable winning run. Find out more here.
It has been another record-breaking seven days in the Arch of Triumph competition, with last week’s tally of 23 entries being matched by this week’s haul. As a result, the 250 FTWA mark has been passed a month earlier than in 2017.
Winners don’t get prouder than this, as 15 members of last week’s victors from Lisbon Airport’s fire crew take centre stage – including Miguel Moreira with the certificate. It is a record week of entries, with 23 FTWAs battling it out to get that little piece of paper on their airport’s fire station walls.
13 airports do battle for Week 21 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Europe, plus North and South America. With an average score of 30.2 out of 40, it has certainly been a week of high-standard FTWAs. However, a past champion has clinched pole position for its sublime efforts in welcoming yet another transatlantic service. Find out more.