DALLAS — Titan Airways (ZT) announced that its last Boeing 737, -436(SF) G-POWS (25853), has been retired. The aircraft made its final flight on April 8, 2023, was saluted by a water cannon as a fitting farewell, and has been in storage at London-Stansted ever since.
After the inaugural Boeing 737-400’s successful launch the prior year, G-POWS joined ZT in the first few months of 2018. Before becoming a freighter in the fall of 2018, G-POWS started at Titan as a passenger aircraft. Since then, it has mostly flown domestic UK mail routes for the Royal Mail.
The retirement of the 737 Classic corresponds with Titan’s ongoing efforts to move toward a more sustainable future through the deployment of more fuel-efficient aircraft, including the cutting-edge A321neo Long Range for passengers and the Airbus A321P2F and A330-300P2F for freight.
The Titan Fleet
Over the years, ZT has used five Boeing 737-300s and two Boeing 737-400s, totaling seven different Boeing 737s. After the last Boeing 737 was retired, the fleet consisted of two Airbus A320s, three A321-200P2Fs, three A321s, three A321neos, one A330-300P2F, and one Boeing B757-200.
Additionally, two A321-200P2Fs are in operation at its Titan Airways Malta subsidiary.
Featured image: Titan Airways Boeing 737. Photo: Adrian Nowakowski/Airways