Freight MNG Airlines to add two A330-300 Freighters to its fleet

Cargo operator MNG Airlines has announced its intentions to expand the freighter fleet by adding two converted A330-300s.

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Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), a Joint Venture between ST Engineering and Airbus, has released that freight carrier MNG Airlines will soon be adding two A330-300 Freighter aircraft to its fleet. The two airframes will undergo passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion at EFW´s facility in Dresden, Germany.

By adding the two freighter aircraft, MNG will have an increased capacity to transport more goods in an more efficient way. Currently, MNG is using a fleet of four converted Airbus A300-600RFs and one factory-produced A330-300F.

Dr. Andreas Sperl, CEO of Elbe Flugzeugwerke, commented: “We are excited to welcome MNG Airlines as a new A330P2F programme customer […] We look forward to a good working relationship with MNG Airlines and to supporting them strongly to meet the growing international and regional air freight demand.”

Mr. Sedat Ozkazanc, Managing Director of MNG Airlines, added: “MNG Airlines believes that the A330-300P2F, with its higher volumetric capacity, will provide new commercial options for short and medium range routes to the integrators […] Together with our A330-200F factory-produced freighter, the A330-300P2F will grow our fleet of efficient medium-sized freighters to create better economics for MNG Airlines’ customers.”

Especially during the Coovid-19 pandemic, the demand for air cargo flights has been as high as ever. Many airlines decided to order new freighter aircraft to meet this demand as fast as possible. MNG has now become the latest airline to opt for the growth strategy.

Depending on the weight variants, the converted A330-300 is capable of carrying up to 63 tons of gross payload, while maintaining a range capability of up to 3600 nautical miles. This makes the aircraft very versatile for missions to places around the world.

MNG Airlines is mainly serving destinations and customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The carrier was founded in 1996 and commenced with cargo operations in the following year. Main operational hub is located at Istanbul Ataturk. The airline has a subsidiary carrier in Solinair, which is an cargo airline from Slovenia that operates with two A300 Freighters.

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