New flights from Istanbul to China

More flights between Istanbul and China have been announced by China Southern, making the global Istanbul Ataturk airport an even more international served airport.

The new flights set to start running on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays will be served by 191 seat 757-200 carriers and will fly from Beijing via Urumqi in the northwest. There are plans to increase this route further should the initial unveiling prove to be a popular transport route.

GM of TAV Istanbul, Kemal Unlu said: “China is an important country which we have ongoing economic and cultural relations that have been developing gradually. Therefore, we are really glad with the launch of the Peking-Urumqi-Istanbul flights by China Southern Airlines to our airport. Istanbul Ataturk Airport continues to go forward in becoming a global hub with the fast and high quality service it provides. We will continue to welcome our passengers with the modern face of Turkey.”

Currently Turkish Airlines runs daily direct flights from Beijing to Istanbul and Hainan Airlines runs weekly flights from Urumqi and Ataturk. The adding of new flights by China Southern will increase the total number of visitors from China to Turkey as both nations look to have closer ties to one another.

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