Search DubaiPRNetwork.com

Home >> Travel & Tourism

Turkish Airlines added Xi'an, the starting point of the historical Silk Road, to its flight network

Turkish Airlines added Xi'an, the starting point of the historical Silk Road, to its flight network

Thursday, January 2, 2020/ Editor -  

Share

Home >> Travel & Tourism

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:   Offering its guests the opportunity to fly directly to 126 countries from Istanbul, Turkish Airlines added Xi’an, the Chinese city with three thousand years of history, to its flight network on December 30. Xi’an became 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 aircrafts.

Starting its flights to People's Republic of China back in 1999 with Beijing as its destination, Turkish Airlines reinforced its strong position in Asia with the Xi’an flights. With this new addition, global carrier’s flight network encompassed the entirety of the historical Silk Road that started in Xi’an and ended in Venice.

During the ceremony of the inaugural flight, Turkish Airlines General Manager 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 traveling to Xi’an, one of the oldest civilizations of the world, will have the opportunity to explore the numerous cultural heritages along with the historical fabric of the three thousand years 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. Hidden underground for nearly 2200 years, it was first discovered during the excavations in 1974. Featuring eight thousand terracotta soldiers, it is considered as the Eighth Wonder of the World.


*Istanbul – Xi’an – Istanbul flight schedule: 

Flight Nu.

Days

Departure

Arrival

Start Date

TK 196

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

IST

01:55

XIY

16:10

30.12.2019

TK 197

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

XIY

00:35

IST

06:10

31.12.2019


Previous in Travel & Tourism

Next in Travel & Tourism


Home >> Travel & Tourism Section

Latest Press Release

Why this is the right time for TMCs to automate their processes?

Patients suffering from secondary infertility due to genetic problems give birth ...

New national brand logo to bring UAE's global image to new heights, says veteran ...

Azur Drones unveils Skeyetech drone-in-a-box solution for surveillance in the Mi ...

Dubai Customs to kick off 3rd UAE Customs Week with 30 events

Top 5 innovations that make the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Celebrates 20th Anniversary of WTA Tennis ...

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Signs a Memorandu ...

Beleaf's Top 5 Vegan Supplements

SunTrust Bank Nigeria to Revamp its Partnership with ICSFS

LAND ROVER AND ZENITH CREATE ‘DEFY 21 EDITION' WATCH TO CELEBRATE NEW DEFENDER

Herman Miller Launches New Lino Chair in the Middle East

Healthy is the Word at the Mum Mum Culinary School in Kidzania®

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre Extends Registration for Second Batch of UAE As ...

Emirati Stars Shine in 2020 Dubai O-plate

Get Oscars Ready with Robinsons

New Dsf Challenge #dsfturns25 Rewards Festival Goers for Most Innovative, Creati ...

Commentary by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren on the Customer Happiness and Mystery S ...

Sharjah real estate transactions recorded 24.2 billion AED in 2019

Organic Berries – Nordic Superfoods From Finnish Forests