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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 size8
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Key people


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.



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


  1. ^ "MNG Airlines". Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  2. ^ "MNG Airlines Services". 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). Retrieved 2013-12-16.

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