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 318th destination in the world.
The flights will be operated three times a week with Airbus A330 aircraft. Starting its flights to 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, Bilal Ekşi, general manager of Turkish Airlines said: “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 centres 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. Serving as the capital of 13 different dynasties during the history of China, the region’s most popular destination is the Terracotta Army, which draws over two million tourists annually.