Shaheen Air plans to enhance fleet up to 25 aircraftDecember 12, 2013
KARACHI: Shaheen Air International has planned to expand fleet substantially with induction of 25 advanced, fuel-efficient and comfortable in the coming years aimed at providing high standard passengers and cargo services and development of aviation industry of Pakistan.
This was stated by Kashif Sehbai at the event in here organized by Bukhari Group in his honour. The induction of aircrafts having series of B737-400 and A330 enhanced quality of the service of the airline making it best and passengers’ first choice to travel for different destinations, Chairman Shaheen Air International said.
The airline will be flourished with expansion and consolidation in its business and infrastructure to provide quality standard service to its passengers on domestic and international routes on the priority basis, he said. We are committed to develop Pakistan aviation industry through Shaheen Airline in collaboration with ours business partners whom supported us grow our business at local and international level, Sehbai said.
Safdar Ali, Vice Chairman of Shaheen Air International, said the airline has witnessed rapid induction period in the aviation industry of the world as 18 aircraft were inducted in 18 months including replacement of old aircrafts with new. He mentioned that Shaheen Air International is carrying on its flight operations with nine Boeing 737-300 aircrafts and seven Airbus aircrafts A330 whereas more aircraft has been planned to purchase in near future to make the fleet size up to 25.
He said the flight frequency of the airlines has been increasing on different domestic and international routes as 38 to 45 flights are being operated on various routes. However, the flying hours have been increased significantly from 30,000 per month to 4,200 per month which is close to PIA which is a big and old organization.
Sardar Muhammad Rafiq Chairman Bukhari Group said Shaheed Air International is passing through its growing phase in the national aviation industry due to its successful and committed partnership with travel partners.
He said the airlines witnessed ups and downs including suspension of operations but it remained sustained in the airline industry which is evident that the airlines are acquiring new aircrafts and increasing its flight frequency on various domestic and international routes. He appreciated the management role and efforts of Shaheen Air with its business partners, which he termed, a secret of its success in Pakistan. Ehsan Sehbai, CEO Shaheen, Shaheen Air, Sardar M. Zubair Khan and others also spoke on the occasion. High officials from other airline, CAA and travel agencies also attended the event.