London Stansted-based charter and sub-charter specialist Titan Airways is bolstering its fleet with the introduction of its first Airbus A321. The six-year-old aircraft will join Titan's 10-strong roster in March and enter service in April. In addition to wet lease duties it will perform rapid response ad hoc and tour operator charter.
The purchase of this A321-200 follows the addition of three Airbus A320 aircraft to the Titan Airways fleet over the last three years. Commercial director Alastair Kiernan says: “The latest acquisitions are part of a long-term strategy of fleet modernisation. All of the aircraft in the A320 product line are economical to operate, with lower fuel burn and carbon emissions. The aircraft cabins are spacious and modern for a more comfortable passenger experience.
“We intend to add other Airbus variants, both narrow and wide bodied, in order to offer our clients a choice of aircraft, capacity and range.”
The fleet currently comprises the three Airbus A320s, two B757-200s, three B737-300s and a B767-300ER. A transition to an all-Airbus fleet is planned so that Titan can benefit from the cost savings associated with operating a single type.