BEIJING/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A MIAT Mongolian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX flight landed in Guangzhou on Monday morning, flight tracking websites showed, marking what appeared to be the first commercial flight of the model to China since the country grounded the plane in March. 2019.
Chinese airlines have not returned the 737 MAX to commercial service, and Boeing said last month it would begin marketing some of the planes intended for Chinese customers.
The 737 MAX has returned to commercial service in almost every market globally, with the exception of China and Russia, which are now sanctioned over their invasion of Ukraine.
Flight OM235 from Mongol capital Ulaanbaatar landed in Guangzhou on Monday morning, according to FlightRadar24 and VariFlight.
Boeing declined to comment on the MIAT plane, saying it continued to work with global regulators and customers on the safe return of the MAX, which was grounded after two fatal crashes.
MIAT, China̵[ads1]7;s aviation regulator, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
(Reporting by Sophie Yu in Beijing and Jamie Freed in Sydney)