Titan Airways

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Titan Airways
Founded 1988
AOC # 1212
Hubs London Stansted Airport
Fleet size 8
Destinations Varying (charter airline)
Headquarters London Stansted Airport, United Kingdom
Key people Gene Willson
Website www.titan-airways.com

Titan Airways Ltd is a British charter airline with its head office located at Enterprise House at London Stansted Airport. The airline has a varied fleet with aircraft capable of carrying up to 265 passengers and specialises in VIP and corporate travel as well as airline sub charter and aircraft leasing. In addition, a number of the aircraft within Titan’s fleet operate as freighters on behalf of the Royal Mail.

The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.[1]


Titan Airways Short 330 33-seat turboprop airliner at Norwich (Horsham St Faith) Airport in March 1994
A Titan Airways BAe 146 in old colours at Edinburgh Airport

Titan Airways was founded in 1988. Today it is wholly owned by one of the original founders, Gene Willson, who completed a management buyout from private investment firm 3i at the end of 2012.[2]

Its initial fleet of aircraft included smaller airliner types such as the 33-seat Short 330 twin-engined turboprop.

Its customer base includes investment houses, aircraft manufacturers, major car companies, football teams, tour operators, cruise lines and the corporate entertainment industry.

Titan Airways is also frequently called upon by other carriers, including national flag carriers and regional airlines, when they are faced with operational difficulties.[3] The airline has received several awards, notably a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2001.[4] The carrier has been ranked in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table on four occasions since the year 2000.[5]

All of Titan Airways' aircraft operate under UK registrations with regular maintenance governed by the UK (CAA) Civil Aviation Authority and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). The carrier is registered under the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) programme.[6]


Titan Airways operates charter flights on a seasonal basis to a number of destinations on behalf of UK-based tour operators. During the summer months the airline operates regularly to Dalaman in Turkey, to Lourdes in France and to Figari and Calvi on the island of Corsica. During the winter it operates regularly to Chambéry[7] in the French Alps.

Aside from the regular seasonal routes mentioned above, Titan Airways operates long and short haul flights on an ad hoc basis on behalf of individuals, blue chip companies, Premier League football teams, high-profile personalities and pop/rock groups.

In addition, Titan Airways operates flights worldwide on behalf of other airlines on an ACMI basis.

UK Ministry of Defence[edit]

Titan Airways' Boeing 767 operated to the Falkland Islands on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence for two years until September 2012; with twice-weekly flights departing from RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, to RAF Mount Pleasant via RAF Ascension Island.[8]

Titan Airways' RJ100 aircraft has been based in Sharjah on contract to the UK MoD since 2011.[9] The RJ100 superseded Titan Airways' BAe 146 operations in the Persian Gulf region which dated back to 2009.[10]


As of September 2014 the Titan Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft:[11]

Titan Airways Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A320-200 3 0 168 168[12][13]
Boeing 737-300QC 3 44 44[14]
130 130[15]
Boeing 757-200 2 80 80[16] Flexible-business class or all-economy class
40 108 148[17]
202 202[18]
Boeing 767-300ER 1 265 265[19] All-economy class
Cessna Citation CJ2+ 1 6 6[20]
Total 10 0


  1. ^ Operating Licence
  2. ^ http://archive.atwonline.com/airline-finance-data/news/titan-airways-management-buyout-completed-0222
  3. ^ "Titan Airways expands airline support role". Traveldailynews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Top honour for air charter operator". East Anglia Daily Times. November 3, 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.fasttrack.co.uk/fasttrack/leagues/dbResults.asp?searchName=titan+airways&image.x=0&image.y=0
  6. ^ "IOSA Registry". IATA. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Airlines | Chambéry Savoie Airport". Chambery-airport.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  8. ^ "Falklands Air Bridge". Titan-airways.com. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Arabian Aerospace - Titan Airways bolsters fleet with BAe Avro RJ100 for Persian Gulf missions". Arabianaerospace.aero. 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  10. ^ "BAe 146-300 to Operate for UK MoD Under Titan Airways Contract". Asdnews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  11. ^ UK Civil Aviation Authority civil aircraft register search, using "Titan Airways" as the search results. Search carried out 18 July 2013
  12. ^ "Titan Airways adds first Airbus A320 to fleet". Flightglobal.com. 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  13. ^ A320 Seat Plan
  14. ^ All Business 737-300 (G-POWC) Seat Plan
  15. ^ All Economy 737-300 Cabin Seat Plan
  16. ^ All Business 757 Seat Plan
  17. ^ Two Class 757 Seat Plan
  18. ^ All Economy 757 Seat Plan
  19. ^ 767 Seat Plan
  20. ^ [1]


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