Offering its guests the opportunity to fly directly to 126 countries from Istanbul, Turkish Airlines has recently added Xi’an – the Chinese city with three thousand years of history, to its flight network.
Turkish Airlines started flying to the People’s Republic of China in 1999, with Beijing as its first destination. The airline has reinforced its strong position in Asia with the Xi’an flights. With this new addition, their flight network encompassed the entirety of the historical Silk Road that started in Xi’an and ended in Venice.
During the ceremony for the inaugural flight, Turkish Airlines General Manager Bilal Ekşi said their new flights will contribute to the tourist numbers coming to Turkey.
Turkish Airlines passengers travelling to Xi’an will have the opportunity to explore the numerous cultural heritage 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. Hidden underground for nearly 2,200 years, it was first discovered during the excavations in 1974. Featuring eight thousand terracotta soldiers, it is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World.
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