Arch of Triumph

Return to normal – anna.aero judges back in charge of Arch of Triumph competition

Return to normal – anna.aero judges back in charge of Arch of Triumph competition

After a frenzy of FTWA activity at the start of W17/18, its back to normal this week, with the anna.aero judges doing the scoring rather than letting the public decide which airport has constructed this week’s best Arch of Triumph. We all feel a bit safer now don’t we…without the public involved.

Ukraine breaks into the top 10 during Week 40 of the Arch of Triumph competition as airports prepare for a wealth of winter launches

Ukraine breaks into the top 10 during Week 40 of the Arch of Triumph competition as airports prepare for a wealth of winter launches

When referring to anna.aero’s New Routes Database, over 430 routes are scheduled to launch around the world over the next two weeks, meaning that airport firefighters across the globe are surely preparing those tenders for route baptism action. However, which Ukrainian airport has clinched victory in the last week of competition in S17 and climbed into the top 10 leaderboard?   

Battle for second spot in inter-regional Arch of Triumph competition hots-up as Asia and North America slug-it out

Battle for second spot in inter-regional Arch of Triumph competition hots-up as Asia and North America slug-it out

Although Europe effectively won its fourth consecutive inter-regional Arch of Triumph title in the summer, the tussle for runner-up still has a way to go it would seem. Will 2013 overall champion North America succeed in securing second spot from Asia, which has taken this slot every year since 2014?


Middle East makes it win #2 in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Middle East makes it win #2 in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Its been a long time coming – since the second week of this year’s competition to be exact – but finally the Middle East has claimed its second victory of 2017. Find out which of the region’s airports has fought off entries from Australasia, Europe, North and South America to claim this week’s title.

Laos beats all in Week 37 of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Laos beats all in Week 37 of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Sometimes we receive FTWAs from some of the most unlikely places…and the Southeast Asian nation of  Laos is definitely in this category. Not only was that a shock, but it also beat all six other competitors from around the world this week.

Keflavik Arch of Triumph kings revel in crowning glory

Keflavik Arch of Triumph kings revel in crowning glory

Reykjavik/Keflavik’s fire crew show off their huge certificate from last week’s competition. How will they get it on the fire station wall?? Nice to have some real geographic diversity in this week’s Arch of Triumph, with five different regions battling it out for glory.


Melbourne Airport celebrates its first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Melbourne Airport celebrates its first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Melbourne Airport joins Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast to become Australia’s fourth-ever winner of the Arch of Triumph competition. Four airports from Europe battle it out for inaugural flight marketing glory this week.

Australasian FTWA is world-beater this week

Australasian FTWA is world-beater this week

Although it produced a winning score below this year’s weekly average, an Australasian airport helps the region to its second victory in 2017. Find out which airport from down under tops the pile of this week’s FTWA entries from around the world.

Prague Airport proudly displays its Arch of Triumph certificate

Prague Airport proudly displays its Arch of Triumph certificate

Prague Airport celebrates receiving its second-ever Arch of Triumph certificate – both for new long-haul services into the Czech capital. Find out which one of the five competing airports this week will join them in FTWA glory.


It's a transatlantic battle in Week 31 of the Arch of Triumph competition

It’s a transatlantic battle in Week 31 of the Arch of Triumph competition

Europe has been below par during the past few weeks in regards to its FTWA calibre, going a month without a win, with Milan Bergamo being the last airport on the continent to claim a weekly victory. With two entries this week, has Stockholm Arlanda or Prague done enough to bring back Europe’s winning form? 

Europe goes three weeks without a win – no entries either! North America takes back-to-back victories

Europe goes three weeks without a win – no entries either! North America takes back-to-back victories

This week’s winning airport has had an unprecedented year, not because of some significant slugs of air service development, but because it has added the Arch of Triumph as the cherry on the top of those achievements. Find out which of five global airports will have something extra to celebrate this week. 

Rest of the World takes back-to-back wins in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition – Europe still dominates inter-regional battle

Rest of the World takes back-to-back wins in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition – Europe still dominates inter-regional battle

With minimal route launches typically taking place in August, one might have expected a dearth of FTWAs too. Not so. We have five airports from four regions of the world competing for the Week 30 title of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition.