Shaheen Air International (SAI), the second national carrier of Pakistan, has become the first private airline to land at the new Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) on Thursday 3rd March. The airline began all Islamabad inbound and outbound SAI flights from the (IIAP) as its first flight landed at the newly constructed airport on May 3. SAI is the first private airline to land on the new airport after the IIAP was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday, May 1. The airline also started operations with the inauguration of its new airport ticketing office.
Achieving yet another milestone for the airline, SAI will be the second airline that will operate the largest number of passengers from the new airport.
Zohaib Hassan, Chief Marketing officer, SAI said “Shaheen Air takes this landmark of Pakistan as an opportunity to provide more value-added services to its loyal customers. We are well aware of our responsibility as a largest private carrier of Pakistan and to honour our commitment with our passengers, we have established our airport ticketing office and boarding counters in a limited time at new IIAP. Shaheen is known for its innovative ideas in the aviation industry and following our legacy, we have more plans for this new airport which will surely benefit our passengers”.
With the launch of its flights from IIAP, Shaheen Air will be having a total of 26 domestic and 42 International weekly operational flights from IIAP under its summer schedule.The airline has welcomed this new initiative of PCAA and is looking forward to similar advanced facilities for other cities too.
Having started its operations in 1993 as the first private airline in Pakistan, Shaheen Air currently operates flights to more than 11 international destinations and 08 domestic destinations. The airline on its 25th anniversary also announced the launch of “Shine Miles”, SAI’s loyalty card, along with its revamped website and web application to enable its flyers with a smoother experience.