Friday, August 31, 2012
Airbus Delivers First A330-200F to MNG
Airbus has delivered the first of four A330-200Fs on order to MNG Airlines, a freight carrier based in Turkey.
MNG currently operates a fleet of A300s, and is looking to upgrade its fleet to the A330-200Fs. The mid-size cargo aircraft has a maximum capacity of 70 tons of payload and a range capability of up to 4,000 nautical miles.
“Holding a big portion of the cargo capacity in Turkey, MNG Airlines is delighted to introduce the A330-200F into our fleet,” said Sedat Ozkazanc, managing director of MNG Airlines. “This new Airbus freighter aircraft will help our continued growth by providing superior fuel efficiency, capacity and range for our customers together with both charter and scheduled flights.”
According to a recent report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), carriers in the Middle East—such as MNG—experienced a 16 percent rise in freight demand for July, compared to the same period in 2011.
“We are pleased to welcome MNG Airlines as the newest operator of the A330-200F,” said John Leahy, chief operating officer at Airbus. “This aircraft offers the lowest operating costs in the mid-size category and the ability to match capacity more closely to demand on a wide range of operations.”