Arch of Triumph
Russia wins its first ‘Arch of Triumph’ title in 2014, and in the process secures a spot on the overall leader board. The winning airport joins Vologograd (pictured) to become only the second Russian facility to win the prestigious airport marketing award.
Last week, Turkish Airlines started a twice-daily domestic connection from its Istanbul Atatürk global hub to Gazipaşa, a new route which produced a world-beating FTWA. With only one European entrant in this week’s competition, victory is perhaps destined for North America or Asia.
Budapest Airport became only the fifth airport in ‘Arch of Triumph’ history last week to win more than one weekly title, joining an elite band of fellow airport firefighters and marketeers. Quite rightly, they show off the second certificate to adorn the walls of the fire station in the Hungarian capital.
Until this week, Cambridge was the only airport to have won more than one ‘Arch of Triumph’ award so far in 2014. However this week another European airport has joined this elite club — find out which capital city airport it is inside.
From feast to famine. Having received a record-breaking 21 FTWAs last week, we are instantly brought down to earth with just a solitary effort for 23rd week of the ‘Arch of Triumph’ competition.
Included in this week’s bumper offering of 21 FTWAs are five from airports welcoming TAP Portugal, plus two, four tender FTWAs. It is also includes the first ever effort from one of the world’s most significant airports – London Heathrow – which might be an airport global leader, but how will it match up in terms of providing a world-beating FTWA like that provided by last week’s winners Frankfurt Airport?
This week we have FTWAs from six airports around the world, including Toronto Pearson, Moscow Sheremetyevo and Manchester – find out here whether any of these big-hitting airports have the firefighters to match their global profile.
Seven offerings from Europe and North America this week, but can Halifax and Boston stop the rot and secure a much needed win for the rest of the world against some tough competition from some of Europe’s finest airport groupings – including Aena and ANA.
Romanian one-two, as the little airports dish out FTWA master class; London Southend shows off certificate
Last week’s winners, London Southend Airport, will be adding their ‘Arch of Triumph’ certificate to the station walls. Find out which airport will be looking to do the same thing next week.
Can you guess which of the seven commercial airports in London (we’re including London Oxford in this) is to gain the accolade of being the first to win an ‘Arch of Triumph’ award. Please don’t write in with the answers, just read on.
There is likely to be a double celebration at this week’s winning airport, as this ‘Arch of Triumph’ winning service took off just 45 minutes after its runway had re-opened after closure for maintenance.
This week we let the boss out on a day trip to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport to cover the inaugural flight by Qatar Airways from Doha. Inevitably, he managed to get out onto the airfield to share in the ‘Arch of Triumph’ moment.