Serene Air makes international foray with Sharjah flights
Initially, the Islamabad-based airline would be flying three weekly flights between Islamabad and Sharjah. In the second phase, it will expand the UAE operations by adding three flights between Lahore and Dubai from May 1, 2021
Serene Air on Wednesday made international foray as the first flight from Islamabad arrived at Sharjah on Wednesday morning.
Initially, the Islamabad-based airline would be flying three weekly flights between Islamabad and Sharjah. In the second phase, it will expand the UAE operations by adding three flights between Lahore and Dubai from May 1, 2021.
Muhammad Safdar Khan, chief executive of Serene Air, said this is a momentous day for the airline as our aircraft landed in Sharjah.
“The initiation of this long awaited International operation is not only an embodiment of our zealous value, but is also a promising step towards more international destinations. With this addition, we are poised to expand and Allah willing thrive in the immensely competitive aviation industry of the GCC and Middle East,” Khan said in a statement to Khaleej Times.
The Serene Air CEO also added that he is fully cognizant of the setbacks to aviation industry due to Covid-19.
"In the course of the pandemic, Serene Air has not only expanded its wings to a new destination but the organisation has constantly endeavored to enhance its fleet with the very recent addition of the A330-200 wide body dual configuration aircraft which is being supplemented by two A330-200 aircraft on their way to join the airline fleet by end March 2021," he said.
Sohail Sheikh, country manager of Serene Air in the UAE, senior aviation and airport officials at the Sharjah International Airport welcomed the inaugural Serene Air flight.
“This is a remarkable moment for us as our first international flight arrived in the UAE. We will expand our operations with the improvement in travel conditions across the globe,” Sheikh said.
Serene Air is Pakistan’s third-largest carrier after public-listed Pakistan International Airlines and privately-owned airblue. It operates 112 weekly flights on domestic routes.
During lockdown in 2020, Serene Air was the only Pakistan registered air carrier that not only operated to its capacity but also flew special charter flights to Dhaka, Kabul, Nanjing and UAE carrying personal protection equipment for the Covid-19 and stranded overseas Pakistani from the UAE.
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