Pakistan’s third-largest domestic airline is gearing up for international operations and for that it is looking to induct Airbus widebody. It is also in the process of getting its fourth narrow body into the fleet. The latest Boeing 737-8JP with registration AP-BNB is being painted in the old hangar at Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport.
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This new aircraft is an ex Norwegian Air Shuttle aircraft in all-white livery. The aircraft took its first flight on 14/09/2012 and is currently 7 years 4 months old. It has 2 2 x CFMI CFM56-7B26 engines and 189 seats in an all-economy layout. The aircraft was ferried to OSL on 2nd February 2020 from Vaernes airport in Trondheim, Norway. It flew again on probably a test/demonstration flight 6th February and returned to OSL again. It was the 50th new 737-800 for Norweigian.
Currently, Serene Air has 3 Boeing 737-800s in its fleet. AP-BNA that was acquired directly from Boeing through Silk road Leasing. Silk Road Leasing is owned by Habiba Containers Limited or HBB. It is also known as HBB group or New Silk Road Leasing. It is an independent company offering long- and short-term leasing services of intermodal equipment. HBB is headquartered in Shanghai (China) and has network offices in Dalian (China) and Rotterdam (Netherlands). It is said that HBB group has major shares in Serene.