Turkey’s MNG Airlines receives first A321F

Turkey-based MNG Airlines has taken delivery of its first narrowbody freighter from ST Engineering. The 2008-vintage A321-200P2F left Singapore (XSP) for New Delhi (DEL) on delivery today [FATs 005905-005907].  

The aircraft, unit 3369 (ex-Cathay) with IAE V2500 engines constitutes the airline’s tenth aircraft overall. The A321-200 joins a fleet of three A330Fs and six A300Fs, with aircraft vintages of fourteen and thirty years old.

Turkey’s MNG Airlines receives first A321F
MNG’s first A321F left Singapore (XSP) June 30. (Photo/EFW)

MNG Airlines turned to the A321P2F for growth last year.  

The delivery happens ten days after Turkey-based BBN airlines became the country’s first A321 operator with delivery of the CFM 56-powered unit 2005 (ex-Red Wings). 

In September 2022, A330 and A310 operator ULS became the country’s first 737-800F operator when it received 2006-vintage unit 32693. ULS has expressed interest in additional A330 acquisitions and conversions.  

MNG, for its part, received its first A330-200F in 2012, followed by its first A330-300P2F from Elbe Flugzeugwerke in 2021. The airline expects to add up to five A330s in 2024 and 2025.  

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