London Stansted-based Titan Airways is strengthening its fleet with the introduction of two Airbus A321LRs. The factory-new aircraft are scheduled for delivery in late summer and will enter revenue service in the autumn, following custom outfitting by Airbus Corporate Jets for maximum passenger comfort in a variety of configurations.
With three ACTs installed, the aircraft have a range of 4,000nm. The A321LRs are intended to replace the carrier's Boeing 757-200s.
Powered by CFM Leap engines and incorporating Airbus ‘Sharklets’, the quieter and more economical A321LR will burn approximately 25 per cent less fuel than the B757, enabling Titan to reduce CO2 emissions from its operations.
The operator has opted for a selection of cabin configurations for the new additions, including a single-class layout with 195 standard seats and a two-class layout, with 16 premium seats at the front of the cabin and 168 standard seats at the rear. The carrier has chosen Acro's Series 6 economy seats and Series 7 premium seats. The ergonomic design of Acro's seats maximises comfort and living space during long-haul flights, and the seats are upholstered in black leather for a sleek modern look. The aircraft will also be operated by Titan on behalf of luxury tour operator TCS World Travel in an all-business configuration with 52 fully lie-flat seats.
The sister aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art hi-speed Wi-Fi and Airbus' OSP in-flight entertainment system.
The introduction of the Airbus A321LRs will follow the arrival of a maiden wide-bodied Airbus A330, due for delivery to Titan in the spring, as the company moves towards its objective of a modern all-Airbus fleet.