Titan Airways took delivery of its first A321P2F – or passenger-to-freighter aircraft. The former Thomas Cook UK jet, once capable of transporting 220 passengers, has been converted to a full, permanent, and dedicated freighter – something sure to be a continuing trend moving forward.
“We’re delighted that these three Airbus aircraft are joining our cargo fleet. We’re seeing an increase in demand for our freighter services, so these aircraft will enable us to offer airfreight solutions to more clients and help us in our transition to an all-Airbus fleet.” – Alastair Willson, Titan Airways managing director
The aircraft, registered G-POWW, was converted by German firm Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) in Singapore and will be joining Titan’s fleet at its London Stansted Airport base.
“The aircraft will go into the paint shop at the end of the month and enter revenue service in early August,” said Titan.
In August 2021, the charter airline set up a new Maltese airline operating with A321 aircraft to gain more business within Europe.
Titan said it currently operates its other three A321P2Fs within its Malta-based airline.
The A321P2F, designed for low fuel burn, offers containerised loading in both of its two decks. With a capacity for up to 14 containers on the main deck and 10 containers on the lower deck, the aircraft can carry up to 207m3 / 27,000kg of cargo.