On June 2, 2018, China Southern made the first flight to Pulkovo Airport on the new liner Boeing 737 MAX 8. The flight was carried out on the route St. Petersburg-Urumqi (China). Flights on the route are scheduled four times a week and will last until October 8. This type of aircraft is serviced in Pulkovo for the first time.
The Boeing 737 MAX is the latest model of the family of narrow-bodied Boeing 737 aircraft. The main difference from previous models is the use of more powerful and larger engines, as well as improved design of the wing and fuselage. The layout of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 is 150 seats in the economy class, 24 seats in the premium economy class and 4 business class seats.