MNG Airlines, which holds a significant share of the air cargo industry in Turkey, is looking to use its experience to expand its services and flight network. After having converted Turkey’s first passenger-to-freighter (P2F) aircraft last year, MNG Airlines has completed the conversion of its second aircraft and TC-MCN is ready to take to the skies again with a much higher structural and volumetric payload capacity.
With the vision of continuous improvement, MNG Airlines was the first Turkish company to invest in the acquisition and conversion of the A330-300 into a freighter aircraft in December 2020. Turkey’s first converted A330-300P2F left Elbe Flugzeugwerke’s (EFW) facility in November 2021 and joined the MNG Airlines’ fleet as TC-MCM. Since then, it has completed nearly 3000 flight hours and carried over 12,000 tonnes of cargo in the last nine months to maintain a sustainable network between China-Türkiye and Europe. The second A330-300, TC-MCN was sent to EFW for the same P2F conversion process. The passenger-to-freighter conversion took seven months from February to September 2022. TC-MCN is already scheduled to begin commercial operations in mid-September.