MNG Airlines orders A330-300 freighter conversions

By Roger Hailey

Turkish cargo operator MNG Airlines has ordered two Airbus A330-300 freighter conversions from EFW, the joint venture between ST Engineering and Airbus.

The first A330 passenger aircraft was inducted for conversion today, while work on the second aircraft will commence in 2022. Conversion work will be carried out at EFW’s facility in Dresden, Germany.

With these two A330-300P2F conversion freighters, MNG Airlines will add further capacity to its network, complementing its current Airbus aircraft fleet of four converted A300-600RF and one factory-produced A330-200F.

The A330-300P2F provides about 23% more volume than its closest competitor, the B767-300ER. Depending on the weight variants, the converted A300-300 P2F can offer a gross payload of up to 63 tonnes per flight and a range capability of up to 3,600 nm. 

“We are excited to welcome MNG Airlines as a new A330P2F programme customer,” said Andreas Sperl, chief executive of EFW, adding: “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.”

MNG Airlines managing director Sedat Ozkazanc said: “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.”

MNG Airlines started its activities in 1996, serving customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Depending on customers’ needs, MNG Airlines is able to carry both express and general cargo.

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