Titan Airways (ZT, London Stansted) is planning to add three P2F-converted A321 freighters with the first unit currently undergoing conversion at Singapore Seletar airport, Cargo Facts has reported.

The UK ACMI/charter specialist has been operating in the freight market since its foundation in 1988. It currently operates two B737-400(F)s. In mid-2019, it announced plans to also add A321 freighters, although at that time it did not provide further details.

The first A321 for Titan Airways, G-DHJH (msn 1238) is a 19.8-year-old airframe previously operated by Thomas Cook Airlines UK (MT, Manchester Int'l), according to the ch-aviation fleets advanced. It is managed by BBAM and was ferried from Lasham via Heraklion, Sharjah, and Chennai to Singapore Seletar over the course of December 19-25, 2019, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

Commercial Director Alex Harrington said that despite the carrier's plan to transition to an all-Airbus passenger fleet with the replacement of B757-200s with A321-200neo aircraft, the cargo fleet will initially continue to include both A321P2Fs and B737-400(F)s. Eventually, however, the airline plans to also focus on Airbus freighters.

Harrington added that the second A321 would be inducted for conversion at Seletar airport "shortly".

Editorial Comment: The article has been updated to correct the history of cargo operations by Titan Airways. - 20.02.2020 - 01:44 UTC