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Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here are some of the best from airports around the world as S18 gets underway.

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

Vote for your favourite Fire Truck Water Arch ‒ S18 Part I

For one of the 27 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to the summer season, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

Qantas starts first non-hop Perth-London Heathrow service

Qantas starts first non-hop Perth-London Heathrow service

Qantas begins historic non-stop flights between Australia and UK.


Europe seals back-to-back wins in Arch of Triumph 2018 competition

Europe seals back-to-back wins in Arch of Triumph 2018 competition

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.

Europe wins its first Arch of Triumph of 2018

Europe wins its first Arch of Triumph of 2018

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.

Lanmei Airlines travels to Thailand

Lanmei Airlines travels to Thailand

Lanmei Airlines begins flights from Phonm Penh to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.


Ethiopian Airlines adds Argentina to its Addis Ababa offering

Ethiopian Airlines adds Argentina to its Addis Ababa offering

Ethiopian Airlines adds service to Buenos Aires Ezeiza – operates via existing Sao Paulo Guarulhos link.

Back-to-back wins for Middle East in 2018 competition

Back-to-back wins for Middle East in 2018 competition

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. 

Etihad Airways adventures into Azerbaijan from Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways adventures into Azerbaijan from Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways begins a three times weekly service from its UAE capital hub to Baku.


Norwegian opens second route between Paris and New York

Norwegian opens second route between Paris and New York

Norwegian has now gone long-haul from Paris Orly by opening a connection to New York Newark. 

Middle East takes its first Arch of Triumph win

Middle East takes its first Arch of Triumph win

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.

Air Canada Rouge produces fourth route for its Phoenix programme

Air Canada Rouge produces fourth route for its Phoenix programme

Air Canada Rouge begins a three times weekly link between Montreal and the Arizona hub.