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Forget the Ashes, see which Australian airport has brought the region victory in Week 47 of the Arch of Triumph 2017

Forget the Ashes, see which Australian airport has brought the region victory in Week 47 of the Arch of Triumph 2017

While many are watching the battle between England and Australia in the 2017/18 Ashes, the latter nation is also ramping up the competition in the 2017 Arch of Triumph, adding another weekly win to its tally. While the southern hemisphere country looks set to take the Ashes crown with its 2-0 lead so far, it is still far behind the European’s for Arch of Triumph supremacy in this year’s competition.   

Xiamen Airlines heads for Hollywood from Qingdao

Xiamen Airlines heads for Hollywood from Qingdao

Xiamen Airlines begins a three times weekly service between Qingdao and Los Angeles. 

Frontier Airlines shuffles into Buffalo

Frontier Airlines shuffles into Buffalo

Frontier Airlines begins flights to Buffalo, initially serving the city from four Floridian airports. 


Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Europe’s airports have gone three weeks without a win in the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition, as Asia wins two times on the bounce, following a win for Australasia in Week 44. Find out what score your airport needs to secure a last minute slot on this year’s leader board.

2017 becomes the best year ever in Arch of Triumph history – with four weeks to spare!

2017 becomes the best year ever in Arch of Triumph history – with four weeks to spare!

Passing last year’s total of 360 entries this week, 2017 has been our best year yet in the Arch of Triumph, with more airports than ever battling it out for FTWA glory. With four more weeks of competition left this year, the 400-water-arch barrier is looking within our grasp!

Air Namibia connects Ondangwa to Walvis Bay

Air Namibia connects Ondangwa to Walvis Bay

Air Namibia begins a three times weekly service between the North Namibia and coastal cities. 


Frontier Airlines links the Rockies with the Sierra Nevada once again

Frontier Airlines links the Rockies with the Sierra Nevada once again

Frontier Airlines resumes flights between Denver and Reno-Tahoe after a 10-year hiatus.

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Three years on from its first ever win in the Arch of Triumph competition, for an FTWA marking the arrival of easyJet’s Hamburg service, Lanzarote Airport takes its second title, this time for its water arch salute to celebrate Volotea’s Nantes route. Check out the picture of the seven proudest men in the Canary Islands. 

Beijing Capital Airlines begins serving London Heathrow

Beijing Capital Airlines begins serving London Heathrow

Beijing Capital Airlines begins serving Europe’s busiest airport from Qingdao. 


Allegiant Air accelerates growth with 19 new connections

Allegiant Air accelerates growth with 19 new connections

Allegiant Air begin 19 US domestic routes – five to face direct competition. 

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.

German goldrush! Cologne Bonn Airport wins Cake of the Week W17/18 Part II; Frankfurt Airport takes Arch of Triumph W17/18 Part II

German goldrush! Cologne Bonn Airport wins Cake of the Week W17/18 Part II; Frankfurt Airport takes Arch of Triumph W17/18 Part II

With 39% and 44% of the votes over the last seven days, Cologne Bonn and Frankfurt airports have triumphed in Part II of the W17/18 public votes, beating 14 and 12 airports respectively from around the world. We also have photos of last week’s winners of the Cake of the Week and Arch of Triumph competitions posing with their certificates.