MNG Airlines

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MNG Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
MB MNB BLACK SEA
Founded February 1996
Commenced operations November 1997
Hubs Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Subsidiaries Solinair
Fleet size 8
Destinations 13
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Key people
  • Mehmet Nazif Günal, Founder
  • Sedat Özkazanç, MD
Website mngairlines.com

MNG Airlines is a Turkish cargo airline headquartered in Istanbul with bases at Atatürk International Airport and Cologne Bonn 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]

MNG Airlines Airbus A300-600RF
MNG Airlines Airbus A330-200F

MNG Airlines operates scheduled and charter services within the Middle East and to the Far East, United States and European destinations. It operates scheduled freighter services to the following destinations (as of July 2014):[3]

Kazakhstan
China
France
Germany
Libya
Netherlands
Turkey
United Kingdom
Pakistan
United Arab Emirates

Fleet[edit]

The MNG Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[4]

Aircraft In Service Orders Cargo Capacity Notes
Airbus A300-600RF 7 47,000 kg
Airbus A330-200F[5] 1 70,000 kg
Total 8

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. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 34. 
  5. ^ 30 August 2012. "MNG Airlines takes delivery of its first A330-200F | Airbus News & Events" (Press release). Airbus.com. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 

External links[edit]

Media related to MNG Airlines at Wikimedia Commons