Last week, it was announced that Titan Airways has retired its last Boeing 757 from its fleet, marking an end of an era for the UK charter operator.
Titan Airways Retires Boeing 757
Titan Airways operated its last commercial Boeing 757 flight on May 4, 2023. The aircraft, G-ZAPX, returned to the airline’s London Stansted (STN) base following the successful completion of an exclusive jet expedition for TCS World Travel.
Titan first became an operator of the Boeing 757 in the early 2000s, and the versatile aircraft has played a key part in the airline’s success for the past two decades.
G-ZAPU was the airline’s first Boeing 757, joining the fleet in June 2003, before leaving the fleet seven years later to then go on to operate for Icelandair, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service and finally being converted to a freighter aircraft in 2012/2013 to join FedEx in the U.S. where the aircraft still remains in active service at the time of writing this article.
However, it is now time to make way for quieter, more fuel-efficient aircraft types, such as the state-of-the-art Airbus A321neoLR, which the carrier already operates three of the type, one of which is used by the UK Government.
To mark the occasion, G-ZAPX received a water cannon salute as it landed at Stansted. Members of the Titan team then celebrated the end of the 757 era at the Inflite Jet Centre.
Following the retirement of its final Boeing 757 aircraft this month, Titan Airways is now an all-Airbus operator.
The airline’s fleet of modern passenger and freighter aircraft includes the Airbus A320, the Airbus A321, the Airbus A321neoLR, the Airbus A321P2F, and the Airbus A330P2F.