China's Tianjin Airlines extends China-Britain service

China´s Tianjin Airlines has extended China-Britain service with the addition of a new flight route from London to Xi´an, capital of Northwest China´s Shaanxi province, the company said.

The new flight service will be operated on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft beginning in May 2017.

The airline, which launched its first British route from London Gatwick airport in June 2016, said it plans to increase its twice-weekly service to three flights per week in the summer of 2017. The service currently departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Gatwick, arriving in China the following day.

Tianjin Airlines, a subsidiary of HNA Group, currently operates a fleet of nearly 90 aircraft to more than 100 destinations throughout China from its eight hubs.