Thirty-five former Monarch Airlines’ employees have joined Titan Airways since its collapse last year.

This year pilots, flight attendants, engineers and safety personnel bolstered the Airbus fleet following one of the busiest years in Titan’s history in 2017.

Last year, Titan Airways set up a 14-day “pop-up” operation and repatriated more than 80,000 passengers back to the UK following Monarch’s demise.

The rescue flying boosted the 30-year-old charter airline’s turnover by 7%, making it a £100m revenue business for the first time in its history.

This week, the airline returned to the European Regions Airline Association’s Annual General Assembly as it marks its 30th anniversary.

During the summer Titan continued to support British Airways at Gatwick; easyJet from Gatwick, Berlin and Munich; and from Stansted and Leeds.

Two single class ex-Air Berlin Airbus A321 aircraft also joined the Titan fleet this summer.

Immediately they started supporting, as well as providing supplemental lift for Cyprus’ Colbalt Air out of Stansted plus other carriers.

The airline is in the process of reconfiguring a second Boeing 737-400 from passenger layout to dedicated freighter.

The aircraft will enter service in early 2019.

Alastair Wilson, Titan Airways managing director, said: “Our decision to move into Airbus A320 operations three years ago has been an extremely popular move for our regular sub-contract airline customers.

“We are now exploring adding an additional to add to the four currently flying.”

Alastair Wilson took over the managing director role from founder and chief executive Gene Wilson in December 2017.