Pakistan largest private airlines, Shaheen Air International is all set to add 2 more routes to its growing network in April 2018. The 2 new routes will connect Faisalabad and Sialkot with Muscat and Riyadh respectively. The airline has fought long and hard to get clearance to start more flights and has also sustained heavy losses after unsuccessful routes closure.The first new route from Faisalabad to Muscat will start from 14 April 2018 and in the beginning it will be one return flight per week. The flight NL-758 will operate from Faisalabad to Muscat on Sunday at 7 PM and return early morning Monday to Faisalabad as NL-759 at 2AM.
The second route is Sialkot to Saudi Capital Riyadh. Initially this will be twice weekly flight operation. Flight NL-733 from Sialkot to Riyadh will depart every Monday & Thursday at 8:45 PM.
Returning flight NL-734 from Riyadh will be operated on Tuesday and Friday departing in the early hours from Riyadh. The departure time from Riyadh is at 2:30 AM reaching Sialkot at 8:45 AM same day.
Initially Shaheen Air International will utilize it Airbus A320 or A319 Aircraft on these routes to assess capacity. These flights will provide another alternative specially direct options to Pakistani labourers living in Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Shaheen Air International is the 2nd biggest airlines of Pakistan, having a fleet of 18 Aircraft. It’s Aircraft included in its fleet are 6 A319-100s, 8 A320-200s and 4 A330-200s. The airline has its network spread on domestic and international front mainly focusing on UAE, Saudi Arabia and China.