MNG Airlines

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MNG Airlines
IATA
MB
ICAO
MNB
Callsign
BLACK SEA
Founded February 1996
Commenced operations November 1997
Hubs Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Subsidiaries Solinair
Fleet size 10
Destinations 7
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people Mehmet Nazif Günal (Founder),
Sedat Özkazanç (MD)
Website www.mngairlines.com

MNG Airlines is a cargo airline based in Istanbul, Turkey. It operates scheduled and charter services within the Middle East and to the Far East, United States and European destinations. Its main bases are Atatürk International Airport, Antalya Airport and Brussels Airport.[1]

History[edit]

The airline was established by Mehmet Nazif Gunal in 1997 and started operations on 30 November 1997. Transatlantic services began in 1998 with a flight from Frankfurt to Toronto, followed by scheduled services to the USA on 8 November 1998. In mid-2002 passenger operations were added. In 2005 MNG won an award from Airbus for 100% reliability on the 30 year old Airbus A300. On February 6, 2006 MNG ceased all passenger flights. Only cargo flights are being continued. [2] In 2008, MNG Airlines acquired Slovenian cargo company Solinair.

Destinations[edit]

An MNG Airlines Airbus A330-200F at Zürich Airport in February 2013.

MNG Airlines operates scheduled freighter services to the following destinations (as of July 2013):[3]

Kazakhistan
China
France
Germany
Libya
Netherlands
Turkey
United Kingdom

Fleet[edit]

An MNG Airlines Airbus A300-620C at Atatürk Int'l Airport in November 2012.

The MNG Airlines fleet includes the following freighter aircraft as of February 2014 and average fleet age 22 years:[4]

Aircraft In Service Orders Cargo Capacity Notes
Airbus A300F4-203 1 43,500 kg Operated by Solinair
Airbus A300-600RF 6 1 47,000 kg
Airbus A330-200F 1 4[5] 70,000 kg
Boeing 737-400F 1 20,000 kg Operated by Solinair
Total 10 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MNG Airlines". linkedin.com. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  2. ^ "MNG Airlines Services". mngairlines.com. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  3. ^ MNG schedule
  4. ^ "MNG Airlines fleet". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  5. ^ 30 August 2012. "MNG Airlines takes delivery of its first A330-200F | Airbus News & Events" (Press release). Airbus.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 

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