MNG Airlines has entered into a contract with Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) for the passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion of two A330-300s.

    The first aircraft was inducted for conversion on 1 April. Conversion for the second aircraft will commence in 2022. Conversions will be carried out at EFW’s facility in Dresden, Germany.

    EFW is a joint venture of ST Engineering and Airbus.

    MNG Airlines said the two A330-300P2F converted freighters would add further capacity to its network, complementing its current Airbus aircraft fleet of four converted A300-600RFs and one factory-produced A330-200F.

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    MNG’s first A330 for P2F freighter conversion arrives at EFW’s Dresden facility. Source: EFW.

    “MNG Airlines believes that the A330-300P2F, with its higher volumetric capacity, will provide new commercial options for short and medium range routes to the integrators,” said MNG Airlines’ managing director Sedat Ozkazanc.

    “Together with our A330-200F factory-produced freighter, the A330-300P2F will grow our fleet of efficient medium-sized freighters to create better economics for MNG Airlines’ customers.”

    MRO Americas 2021