27 April, 2023

Titan Airways says goodbye to its final Boeing 737 Classic aircraft

The UK speciality ACMI airline Titan Airways has paid tribute to the classic Boeing 737 jet that is leaving the carrier's fleet.

Titan Airways has operated its last Boeing 737 Classic flight, with its last remaining Boeing 737 Classic, a B737-400F aircraft registered G-POWS, retiring from active revenue service on 8th April.

G-POWS joined the highly respected airline in early 2018 after the successful introduction of an initial Boeing 737-400 the previous year. G-POWS began life at Titan as a passenger aircraft before undergoing a freight conversion in the autumn of 2018. Since then, it has mainly flown UK domestic mail routes on behalf of the Royal Mail.

Before the 400’s, and dating back to the early 90’s, Titan operated the Boeing 737-300QC. These aircraft could be quickly converted from passenger to freight and flew passengers during the day and cargo at night. At the peak of our 737-300 flying, Titan operated three QC’s and one dedicated freighter.

The 737 Classic has played a key role in the 35-year history of Titan Airways and the last one had a special water canon salute as a final farewell at the plane's London Stansted base.  

Titan will now operate a more modern and more sustainable fuel-efficient aircraft, such as the Airbus A321P2F and the Airbus A330-300P2F on the freight side, and the state-of-the-art A321neoLR on the passenger side.