The purchase of the A321, registered G-POWN, follows the introduction of 3 Airbus A320 aircraft to the Titan Airways fleet over the last 3 years. Alastair Kiernan, Commercial Director, said: “The latest acquisitions are part of a long term strategy of fleet modernisation.
"All of the aircraft in the Airbus A320 product line are economical to operate, with lower fuel burn and lower carbon emissions. Plus the aircraft cabins are spacious and modern for a more comfortable passenger in-flight experience.”
Kiernan added: “Going forward, we intend to add other Airbus variants, both narrow and wide bodied, in order to offer our clients a choice of aircraft with a diversity of capacity and range.”
Titan anticipates strong demand for the new A321 aircraft - which will be configured 212Y - from other airlines for wet/damp lease and airline sub charter and contracts are already in place with a third party carrier for summer 16 and summer 17. Outside of these advance commitments, the aircraft will be available for rapid response airline sub-charter, ad-hoc charter and tour operator charter roles.
Titan Airways fleet currently comprises of 3 Airbus A320’s and 6 Boeing aircraft - ranging from the Boeing 737-300 to the Boeing 767-300ER. The Carrier intends to transition to an all Airbus fleet over the next 3-5 years in order to benefit from the cost savings associated with operating a single aircraft type.