BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Boeing (NYSE::) aircraft of MIAT Mongolian Airlines landed in Guangzhou on Monday morning, marking what appears to be the model’s first commercial flight to China, flight tracking websites showed. China since shutting down the country. The plane in March 2019.
Chinese airlines have not returned the 737 MAX to commercial service and Boeing said last month it would start remarketing some of the planes intended for Chinese customers.
The 737 MAX is back in commercial service in nearly every market globally, with the exception of China and Russia, which are now under sanctions for their invasion of Ukraine.
Flight OM235 from Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar landed in Guangzhou Monday morning, according to Flightradar24 and VariFlight.
Boeing declined to comment on the MIAT flight, saying it continues to work with regulators and global customers on the safe return of the MAX, which has been grounded after two fatal accidents.
MIAT, the regulator for China’s aviation and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.