MNG Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedFebruary 1996
Commenced operationsNovember 1997
HubsIstanbul Airport
Fleet size7
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Key peopleMehmet Nazif Günal, Founder

MNG Airlines is a Turkish cargo airline headquartered in Istanbul based at Istanbul Airport.[1]


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.[3]

In 2020, 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 (ISL) on behalf of Air France, and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) for its own operations.[4]


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

MNG Airlines operates scheduled and charter services within Europe, and to the Far East, the Middle East and the United States destinations. It operated scheduled freighter services to the following destinations as of July 2013:[5]




North America


As of October 2021, the MNG Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft:[7][8]

Aircraft In Service Orders Cargo Capacity Notes
Airbus A300-600RF 4 47,000 kg
Airbus A330-200F 1 68,000 kg
Airbus A330-300P2F 2 62,000 kg Converted from passenger aircraft
Total 7


  1. ^ "MNG Airlines". Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  2. ^ "MNG Airlines Services". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  3. ^ "Exclusive - MNG to Enlarge Freighter Fleet - PART 2". CargoForwarder Global. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2023-02-17.
  4. ^ Toczauer, Chelsea (2018-12-07). "MNG Airlines expands freighter services between CGN, JFK". AIRCARGOWORLD.COM. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  5. ^ "MNG schedule". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  6. ^ "MNG Airlines met Airbus A330-300P2F van Keulen naar New York". 24 November 2021.
  7. ^ "MNG Airlines Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  8. ^ 30 August 2012. "MNG Airlines takes delivery of its first A330-200F | Airbus News & Events" (Press release). Retrieved 2013-12-16.((cite press release)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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