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UK’s Titan Airways retires only A318

23.04.2021 – 00:04 UTC

Titan Airways (ZT, London Stansted) has retired its only A318-100, having ferried the 11.6-year-old G-EUNB (msn 4039) reportedly for part-out on April 13, 2021.

The all-business-class Airbus narrowbody with 32 lie-flat passenger seats was previously operated by British Airways as one of a pair of aircraft used on the premium London CityNew York JFK route. The flag carrier sold the aircraft in 2017 (the other unit, G-EUNA (msn 4007), was ferried to Enschede for part-out in February 2021 once British Airways cancelled the route).

Flightradar24 ADS-B data indicate that Titan Airways used its A318 on a commercial service for the last time on March 11, 2021, flying from London Stansted to Hassi Messaoud in Algeria and return. Since then, the aircraft has been stored at Stansted. On April 13, Titan ferried it to St. Athan. It is owned by Fuyo General Lease and managed by ALM – Aircraft Leasing & Management, the ch-aviation fleets ownership module indicates. According to the UK Civil…

Qantas, BA eye A380 return, China Southern cautious

15.04.2021 – 23:26 UTC

British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) and Qantas (QF, Sydney Kingsford Smith) have said they expect their respective A380-800s to return to service going forward, while China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) expressed a more reserved stance, indicating it would “review” the quadjet’s future role.

During a CAPA Live webinar, British Airways’ chief executive Sean Doyle stressed that his carrier had several routes where the A380 was still a perfect fit.

“We can fly it to many destinations. We flew it to places like Hong Kong Int’l and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo, it worked well in the markets like Boston. Even on the East Coast and Miami Int’l, we found that the A380 worked very well,” he said.

However, Doyle underlined that the aircraft would not be reactivated until demand rebounds…

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