Fuzhou Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max 8, bringing it to a fleet of 17 aircraft.

The CFM International Leap-1B-powered jet, registered B-207C, landed at Fuzhou Changle International airport on 4 December. The carrier will deploy the aircraft on commercial services from Fuzhou to Xian, Kunming and Chongqing, and on the Xian-Tianjin-Harbin route, from 5 December.

Launched in 2014, Fuzhou Airlines operates to 41 domestic cities, using its 737 fleet.