Beijing - The Chinese flagship carrier Air China received the first of 33 Airbus A320neo ordered.

Less than two weeks after the delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX, the Chinese national airline saw the first Airbus A320neo in its fleet from the Airbus FAL in Tianjin. The brand new A320neo is equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines and configured to accommodate 8 passengers in Business Class and 150 in Economy. The aircraft entered into service on Tuesday, November 21 between Air China's base in Chengdu-Shuangliu and Guangzhou-Baiyun Airport.

Air China is the first company in China to operate both A320neo and 737 MAX.

Pratt & Whitney recalls in a statement that the Star Alliance company and its subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding for 60 A320neo equipped with PW1100G model engines. Air China is the first company in China to operate both A320neo and 737 MAX. Recall that the first A320neo delivered in Tianjin, last month, was for the low-cost AirAsia, equipped with CFM International Leap-1A engines.