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Old 2nd May 2017, 13:58
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Latest mothly leasing rate I can find for an A318 is around $70k*. That's on-par with a very early 737-300 and about half the rate of a recent ATR72...

* hard to pin down as there are so few of them
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Old 2nd May 2017, 16:27
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Shannon pre-clearance is the issue.
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Old 3rd May 2017, 07:52
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It's actually the opposite; an increasingly large proportion of the passengers on those flights have TSA Global Entry preclearance, for whom the Shannon stop-over is a nuisance.

Global Entry was rolled-out to UK citizens in November 2015. It is very, very quick at the destination: scan passport and a couple of fingers at a machine and take the 'entry ticket' it issues. Shannon does have Global Entry kiosks but those travellers don't save any time using them there.

Given that, the time-saving of flying from London City is more than eaten by the time on approach and on the ground at Shannon. So why not just fly from Heathrow?
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Old 3rd May 2017, 11:15
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Because if you live/work in The City, you can turn up at LCY 20 minutes before departure instead of the !hr 15minute schlep to LHR, the 60 minute conformance and general hustle and hassle of Terminal 5 at Heathrow.

CWLCY remains a wonderful product for those it was created for.
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Old 3rd May 2017, 20:00
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A bit of thread drift here methinks! Please more news of Titan Airways? Thanks.
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Old 3rd May 2017, 20:37
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Coming Soon...All-Business Airbus A318
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Old 3rd May 2017, 21:02
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Originally Posted by Jerbourg View Post
Wisely, no reference to LCY.
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Old 4th May 2017, 13:41
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Titan's Alastair Willson is quoted in Flight as saying that the A318 acquisition could provide an opportunity for Titan to return to the LCY market.

The aircraft will be reconfigured to 112Y "within seven to nine months", but then the article goes on to state confusingly that "either configuration is available to customers".

Titan to acquire all-premium A318 from BA
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Old 4th May 2017, 19:05
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Titan are very experienced at re-configuring aircraft cabin layouts to suit whatever the requirement is. I'd be surprised if it didn't occasionally operate into LCY for other operators provided the crews are suitably qualified and approved for the steep approach and short runway, just like the BA crews were.
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Old 25th Aug 2017, 18:15
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Titan A318 G-EUNB en-route Vegas w/ VIPs. Promo decals for McGregor v Mayweather fight.
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Old 26th Aug 2017, 06:57
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When I discovered BA was to dispose of one A318 I sent a suggestion to the Management at Southampton airport that BA could be approached to start SOU-JFK. Similar principle as LCY with short runway and large catchment area for business traffic. Got no reply!
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 21:37
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Titan 737-300QC (G-ZAPW) was WFU by Titan on the 4th September.

Does anyone know if Titan plan to add any more Airbus aircraft to the fleet prior to S18?.
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Old 26th Sep 2017, 22:51
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2 x ex airberlin 330 ,s coming soon ...
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 15:20
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Interesting, wonder if LS will use one on lease to replace the current Air Tanker aircraft.

A Travel Service 737-800 (OM-GTF) has been operating flights on behalf of Titan since 2nd October. I am guessing they have leased the aircraft to provide additional capacity to operate Monarch repatriation flights?
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 16:00
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Yes - also a Blue Panorama 737
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 16:17
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Also an Orange2Fly Airbus A320.
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Old 7th Oct 2017, 18:27
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Several others as well ! It's an ill wind that blows no one any good !
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 06:40
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Four Seasons

Iíve heard they have placed an order for 2 A321 Neoís as they have won the Four Seasons contract from TAG.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 18:41
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According to Titan’s website they are adding a passenger 737-400 to the fleet in late January early February next year. The aircraft is to be registered G-POWS and is to be configured in a single class configuration of 146 seats.

Boeing 737-400: Standard Class

Does anyone know where the aircraft is coming from?.

Have Titan changed there mind about transitioning to a all Airbus fleet or are there to be more Airbus aircraft to be added to the fleet during 2018?.
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Old 27th Nov 2017, 19:12
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Could that be the 2nd ex lgw based BA 734 that they had an option on ?
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