MNG Airlines

MNG Airlines is a Turkish cargo airline headquartered in Istanbul with bases at Atatürk International Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport.[1]

MNG Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedFebruary 1996
Commenced operationsNovember 1997
HubsIstanbul Atatürk Airport
Fleet size6
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Key peopleMehmet Nazif Günal, Founder


The airline was established by Mehmet Nazif Günal 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.

In 2018, MNG began the operation of its twice-weekly freighter service linking Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) in Germany and John F. Kennedy International (JFK) in New York. The new flight is an expansion of the carrier's routes flown from CGN, which include flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) on behalf of Air France, and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) for its own operations.[3]


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 2017):[4]





The MNG Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of February 2020):[5]

Aircraft In Service Orders Cargo Capacity Notes
Airbus A300-600RF 5 47,000 kg
Airbus A330-200F[6] 1 70,000 kg
Total 6


  1. ^ "MNG Airlines". Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  2. ^ "MNG Airlines Services". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  3. ^ Toczauer, Chelsea (2018-12-07). "MNG Airlines expands freighter services between CGN, JFK". AIRCARGOWORLD.COM. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  4. ^ "MNG schedule". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  5. ^ "MNG Airlines Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. ^ 30 August 2012. "MNG Airlines takes delivery of its first A330-200F | Airbus News & Events" (Press release). Retrieved 2013-12-16.

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