Boeing delivers first 737 MAX 8 to Mongolian flag carrier MIAT

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Seattle - Boeing has delivered the first of four 737 MAX 8 ordered by the MIAT Mongolian Airlines. The national carrier of Mongolia wants to use its MAX 8 jets to expand its network to the new markets.

The first MAX 8 of the airline is leased from the Irish lessor company Avolon. The aircraft was delivered to the Mongolian operator from the order book of Avolon with Boeing.

MIAT operates a small all-Boeing fleet, including one Boeing 737-700, three Boeing 737-800, three Boeing 767-300ER and one brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 now. The remaining three MAX 8 jets are expected to join the airline's fleet soon.

The company will deploy its first 737 MAX 8 registered EI-MNG and named Tolui Khaan on international routes from the capital Ulan-Batur to Seul, Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow, and Berlin.