Serene Air goes International

On March 16th, the airline will be taking off with its first international flight from Islamabad to Sharjah. Serene Air was cleared by the Civil Aviation Association to operate on international routes in December 2020.

“We will start Serene Air service from Dubai on April 2,” Muhammad Safdar Khan, CEO of Serene Air, told Khaleej Times.

The airline started its operations in 2017. In March last year, Serene Air used chartered flights to bring back the stranded Pakistanis in the Middle East during the ongoing pandemic.

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The private airline had previously planned to start its operations in UAE and Saudi Arabia in January 2021. However, the plan got delayed because of the ongoing travel restrictions due to COVID pandemic. “Initially, we will launch three weekly flights from Sharjah to Islamabad and three weekly flights from Dubai to Lahore. We may increase the frequency if demand improves with ease in travel restrictions globally,” CEO Serene Air said.

Mr. Khan said that all the regulatory prerequisites for the operation have been cleared with the concerned authorities.

Muhammad Safdar Khan said, “We are ready to launch regular commercial services to the UAE with Dubai and Sharjah flights. However, we will announce the flight schedule for Saudi operations in due course of time,”

Serene Air, recently inducted an A330-200 widebody aircraft to its existing fleet of four Boeing 737-800 planes.

It is Pakistan’s third-largest carrier after public-listed Pakistan International Airlines and privately-owned Airblue. Founded in May 2016. It operates 84 weekly flights on domestic routes and goes to 7 destinations as of now.

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Soon UAE and eventually Saudi Arabia would be added to the list of destinations.

Worldwide travel restrictions, lockdowns, and border closure due to the Covid-19 crisis had left the airline no choice but to wait for the right time to launch their services.  However, due to the reopening of the world company decided to start with UAE,