Air Titan Boeing 767 takes over Falklands-Brize Norton airbridge contract
Air Titan is to take up the airbridge flight as from this weekend as Air Seychelles makes its last journey from Brize Norton to the Falkland Islands under the current contract with the Ministry of Defence.
Air Seychelles’ final flight will be on Friday, where after it will return too its regular route between Mahe via Rome to London.
Air Titan Operations Director Graham Baguley announced the commencement of the Falklands air bridge on a twelve month contract with the British Ministry of Defence.
“We are delighted to announce that Titan Airways has been successful in re-securing the Falklands Air Bridge contract. Starting on 4th September for 12 months, our Boeing 767 will be running twice weekly between RAF Brize Norton, Ascension and Mount Pleasant in the Falklands and return”, said Baguley.
The long sectors are exactly what the Boeing 767 is designed for said Baguley who underlined that “having good utilisation for the aircraft during the whole period of the contract means we are optimising our operations”.
“We will also be fitting life-port stretchers and a couple of business class seats into the aircraft which will reduce our seating capacity from 265 to approximately 200, which is our contracted amount. Another example of our flexibility and ability to adapt to different customer needs across short and long term contracts”.
Gene Willson, Managing Director and founder of Titan Airways commented ”Since we created the company in 1988, Titan Airways has provided a service that delivers on what we promise, and continues to strive for improvement. Every time one of flights departs we ensure that the customer is provided with a safe, hassle free journey. By virtue of our size; with all of our Directors actively involved in running the company supported by an enthusiastic professional team of staff, we have continually offered a level of service and flexibility that is unparalleled”.
Titan Airways is a British charter airline based at London Stansted Airport and operates contract and ad-hoc passenger and freight charters throughout the world and short notice wet-lease charters for scheduled airlines.
It provides VIP charters for clients including The Rolling Stones, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Liverpool Football Club.
The company holds a UK Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
Following the acquisition of Snowjet, the ski flights operator, Titan Airways plan to operate more scheduled services under the flytitan.com name. Titan airways have already purchased the domain.
The airline started operations on 1 February 1988. It was subject to a management buy-out on February 1992 and is now owned by Gene Willson (67%) and venture capital firm (33%). Titan Airways has been working on behalf of cruise ship companies such as Olsen Cruises; Princess Cruises and Cunard.