The two Airbus A321s that London operator Titan Airways brought into service at the start of May have had a successful first season. The aircraft are aimed at the lease market in the summer and charter work in the winter.
"This has been the busiest summer I can remember," says business development manager Alex Harrington. "The numbers look good and we have had very few gaps, but you can never take your eyes off the winter as an airline. With winter work my top priority, from February 2019 we will be offering the ability to operate the A321 aircraft in a split class configuration of 44 business class and 106 economy seats, which we believe will help generate winter opportunities for us."
The one aircraft that has got availability is its A318, and the company would like to increase the amount of charter work it does. Unlike other jets in its size range it doesn’t have a split state room, economy or business configuration but instead offers 32 fully lie flat seats. "This has been very popular with European and US groups who appreciate that passengers get the same product and service whether they are in the front or back," he adds. "Each year we are doing progressively more business on the A318 but we continue to focus on getting our name out among the business jet community, who may not normally associate Titan Airways with this type of niche VIP product. We have picked up some good work for the A318 and the feedback from the clients who have used it has been very positive, but we still have plenty of scope to fly it more.”
Titan's other charter work includes a variety of missions from football team transportation, film flights, military movements, ski tour operator charters and company incentive trips.