DXB announces new weekly flights to China

You can now travel to Xi’an, home to the famed Terracotta Army

DXB announces new weekly flights to China

Already making plans for your next holiday abroad? Well, if you’ve ever thought about visiting China’s famous Terracotta Army, your opportunity has arrived.

Dubai International Airport (DXB) will now feature new weekly flights to Chinese city, Xi’an, making it the third non-stop service from Dubai to China.

Operated by major airline China Eastern, there will be flights to and from the city three times a week on an A330-200 aircraft. The airline also operates direct flights to and from Shanghai and Qingdao.

China has already had 1.8 million passengers travel from DXB in the first of this year. With this new service, we’re sure to see the number grow faster.

As of right now, the service is connected to 247 destinations by 70 international carriers.

The Terracota Warriors – sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China – are worth the visit, holding more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses.

Dubai International, DXB, welcomed China Eastern's inaugural flight from the Chinese city of Xi’an - home of the world-famous Terracotta Army - in the early hours of Thursday.

The airline will operate three weekly flights between the two cities, on the A330-200 aircraft. This is China Eastern’s third non-stop service to DXB after Shanghai and Qingdao.

China is one of DXB’s most important and among the fastest-growing destination countries in terms of passenger numbers, which topped 1.8 million in the first half of 2019. Following the launch of the new service, DXB is now connected to 247 destinations by 70 international carriers.

In other airline news, Emirates has put on a global economy class flash sale, and discounts on trips are valid until the end of June next year. It ends this Saturday (September 15) so get in quick.

Emirates is also now officially has the third most profitable flight route in the world. Find out where it is right here.

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