SereneAir is all set to go global when it starts commercial operations in Dubai later this year. The Islamabad-based airline will enter the UAE market with regular flights to Dubai and Sharjah in October.
Speaking to media, Muhammad Safdar Khan, CEO of SereneAir, said that the airline is ready for global expansion after completion of three years of successful operations in the country.
SereneAir is ready to commence international operations to Dubai and Sharjah in the UAE and followed by Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
The airline, previously operating with four Boeing 737-800 planes, recently inducted an A330-200 wide-body aircraft to its fleet. With this expansion, Serene will become the third-largest Pakistani airline after Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and Airblue.
Safdar said that preparations for expanding its wings over China and the UK has already been completed.
The airline’s country manager for UAE, Sohail Sheikh, showed similar commitment regarding global expansion. He said that the launching of Dubai and Sharjah operations is just the first phase of our expansion plan, adding that the airline will soon enter the Saudi market later this year.
We will foray into the Saudi market later this year and we also have firm plans to explore key destinations in China and the UK.
Having received its first Boeing in November 2016, Serene Air commenced domestic operations in January 2017. In July, it became part of PIA’s repatriation operation and operated 53 special chartered flights to bring back approximately 6,000 stranded Pakistanis.