Turkey's MNG commits to two A330-200Fs

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Turkish cargo carrier MNG Airlines has become the fourth company to commit to the new Airbus A330-200 freighter, after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for two of the type.

MNG’s memorandum comes a little over a week after the industrial launch of the A330-200F. Together with earlier agreements from lessors Intrepid Aviation Group and Guggenheim Aviation Partners, and from India’s Flyington Freighters, it takes commitments for the aircraft to 34.

Istanbul-based MNG has also signed for a single option. The carrier currently operates a cargo fleet of ten Airbus A300B4 and Fokker F27 freighters.

MNG Group founder and CEO Mehmet Nazig Gunal says: “Our intent today is to expand the operation of our fleet outside Europe, mainly to China and USA.

“We are fully convinced that by selecting the A330-200 freighter aircraft, we will achieve our goals and operate the most modern and economic fleet of cargo aircraft in Turkey.”

Airbus has yet to finalise engine options on the A330F.