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Titan picks A330-200 to replace ageing 767

UK charter and wet-lease specialist Titan Airways is bringing in its first Airbus A330, a -200 variant, to replace a Boeing 767-300ER.

The carrier had indicated earlier this year that it was looking at A330s as an alternative to its 16-year-old 767.

Titan says it will introduce the five-year-old A330 on a five-and-a-half year lease. The jet is configured with 32 lie-flat seats and 206 economy seats.

It has not identified the source of the aircraft but the seating configuration and the interior cabin design images released by Titan match those of A330-200s delivered to Avianca Brasil, but which were withdrawn following the airline's collapse earlier this year.

While Titan operates six Airbus single-aisle jets – including an A318, two A320s and three A321s – the new addition is its first twin-aisle from the European airframer.

Titan says it is moving to an all-Airbus fleet.

The A330 will arrive in the first quarter of 2020 and will be put into service in April, says the London Stansted-based operator.

It still has two Boeing 757-200s and a pair of 737-400 freighters.

"We have selected this aircraft due to the very high standard of the cabin and the crew-rest compartment, which will enable us to operate the aircraft to its maximum range," says business development director Alastair Kiernan.

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