Arch of Triumph
The summer keeps moving on and so does the number of water arches that we receive, with another 17 sent in this week. Another seven days like that and we will pass the 200-mark of FTWAs three weeks sooner than last year.
10 airports do battle for Week 19 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Asia, North America, Africa and Europe. The latter region remains the dominant force in the competition, but the scrap for second place is heating up – anyone got any water?
There are 18 airports from around the world competing for Arch of Triumph glory this week. The question is, did this FTWA in Lviv to mark the start of Wizz Air’s new London Luton service get better than this? Jump inside to find out.
Having not won a single award until Week 10 of the competition, Europe’s airports have not looked back since, securing an eighth win on the bounce. Find out which of the six gateways from the region – including this one from London Southend – wins this week, as well as which airports from around the world were also beaten.
Does anybody know what a boutique airline is? The four anna.aero judges certainly know what a boutique fire truck water arch looks like…and there are eight of them fighting it out this week for airport marketing glory!
Allegiant Air, flydubai and Transavia post multiple entries in this week’s Arch of Triumph competition
Special livery aircraft featuring the Egyptian National Football Team, three airlines with multiple entries, five global regions doing battle, this week’s Arch of Triumph competition has got it all. Which one of the 10 entries will be victorious??
Hundreds of votes were made to decide which airport produced the best Arch of Triumph to herald the second week of new route launches of S18 ‒ with Cardiff Airport’s firefighters claiming this highly-prized accolade. With the public votes now over until the start of W18/19, the four anna.aero judges return to undertake their day jobs once more.
With next week being the first of the S18 Public Votes – when our readers get to decide the best FTWAs of those sent in to mark the start of new summer services – this is the last time that the anna.aero judges will be able to cast their experienced eyes over this week’s offerings until mid-April. See how they scored these FTWAs so you will know how to vote next week.
Its taken until Week 10 of this year’s competition, but Europe has finally broken its duck and notched up its first win of 2018. The victorious airport had to fend off four other FTWAs from North America, South America and the Middle East to do so.
After waiting until Week Eight of the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition to chalk up its first win of the year, the Middle East has not wasted any time in securing its second victory, and as a result, the region draws level with Asia in the fledgling inter-regional battle, with leader Australasia now in its sights.
The Middle East has become the fifth global region to scoop a weekly win in 2018, joining Asia, Australasia, North and South America. Find out which of the region’s global mega hubs has been the first to fly the Arch of Triumph winner’s flag.
While we love to receive inside-aircraft FTWA images, the anna.aero judges are traditionalists and do prefer their water arches captured outside the inaugural aircraft. See how the external FTWA from this route launch performs against the other three entries from around the world we have received this week.