Arch of Triumph

Arch of Triumph 2018 launched – the sixth year of the global airport new route marketing competition

Arch of Triumph 2018 launched – the sixth year of the global airport new route marketing competition

The 2018 Arch of Triumph – our sixth year of competition – is underway. With North America breaking the European hold on this illustrious airport marketing award by taking last year’s title, can another global region take the crown in 2018? With five entries from two regions this week, namely Europe and South America, see which has thrown down the first winning marker of 2018. 

Los Angeles crowned Arch of Triumph champions 2017

Los Angeles crowned Arch of Triumph champions 2017

With one last throw of the Arch of Triumph dice, Russia’s Sochi/Adler Airport, which had lead the competition since April, has provided us with one last attempt to reclaim its long-held crown. It was good, but not good enough to stop Los Angeles from taking the 2017 title.

Gold Coast celebrates its second-ever Arch of Triumph victory

Gold Coast celebrates its second-ever Arch of Triumph victory

Having not just won a weekly title last year, but also securing fourth spot overall, the firefighters of Gold Coast are used to success in this competition. This time its big win was for a new domestic service by Tigerair Australia – totally roar-some!


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.   

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!


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. 

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.