ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has announced the addition of Xi’an, the Chinese city with 3,000 years of history, to its flight network.
Xi’an has become the flag carrier’s fourth destination in Mainland China and the 318thdestination in the world. The flights will be operated three times a week with Airbus A330 aircraft.
Starting its flights to the People’s Republic of China back in 1999 with Beijing as its destination, Turkish Airlines has reinforced its strong position in Asia with the Xi’an flights.
During the ceremony of the inaugural flight, Turkish Airlines GM Bilal Ekşi stated: “We conclude the year by adding a very special city to our flight network after numerous innovations in various areas and the move to our new home that took place during 2019. We will carry our guests to 126 countries from Xi’an, one of the most significant historical capitals while transferring the historical Silk Road to above clouds with our cargo operations. Our new flights will also contribute to the tourist numbers coming to our country with the increasing attention from Chinese tourists to tourism centers of Turkey.”
Turkish Airlines passengers travelling to Xi’an will have the opportunity to explore the numerous cultural heritages along with the historical fabric of the 3,000 -year-old city.