Shaheen Air

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Shaheen Air
IATA
NL
ICAO
SAI
Callsign
SHAHEEN AIR
Founded1993
Operating basesJinnah International Airport
Fleet size16 + 4 Aircraft on Wet-Lease
Destinations16
Parent companyPakistani Government
HeadquartersJinnah International Airport
Karachi, Pakistan
Key peopleKhalid Sahbai and Arshad jalil(Chairman & vice chairman)
Websitewww.shaheenair.com
 
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Shaheen Air
IATA
NL
ICAO
SAI
Callsign
SHAHEEN AIR
Founded1993
Operating basesJinnah International Airport
Fleet size16 + 4 Aircraft on Wet-Lease
Destinations16
Parent companyPakistani Government
HeadquartersJinnah International Airport
Karachi, Pakistan
Key peopleKhalid Sahbai and Arshad jalil(Chairman & vice chairman)
Websitewww.shaheenair.com
A Shaheen Air International Tupolev Tu-154M taxiing at Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates. (1999)
A Saga Airlines Airbus A310 leased to Shaheen Air.
Shaheen Air A330-300

Shaheen Air International operating as Shaheen Air is a private Pakistani airline with its head office on the grounds of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.[1] Shaheen Air, which provides passenger, cargo and charter services, serves the major cities of Pakistan and Persian Gulf. It was established in December 1993 and on 25 October 1994, it was accorded the status of 'Second National Carrier of Pakistan', by the Government of Pakistan. Its main base is Jinnah International Airport (KHI), Karachi, with a hub at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (ISB), Islamabad.

Besides serving major domestic routes i.e. Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar, Shaheen Air has also been operating flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Kuwait, Doha and Muscat from almost all the major international gateways of Pakistan.

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History and flights

Shaheen Air launched a new corporate image in 2006 with leader ship of Mr Arshad Jalil . This aircraft represents the new livery currently used by the airline

In 2004, Shaheen Air International (SAI) became Shaheen Air and the airline introduced a new livery and corporate website, as it was owned by Arshad Jalil and Khalid Mehmood Sehbai of Edmonton, Canada. The airline also introduced flights to Quetta from Karachi. The Governor of Balochistan said that the improvement of air links were also discussed in the ongoing talks between Pakistan and Iran and he has offered the management of Shaheen Air to operate Quetta-Zahidan flights. Initially SAI operated eight flight to Karachi-Quetta and Quetta-Lahore. He announced that SAI would also be allowed to operate flights between Islamabad and Quetta.

On 22 May 2004, the Civil Aviation Authority stopped all flights of Shaheen Air as it owed millions of rupees to the CAA. On May 25, 2004, Shaheen Air was cleared by the CAA to resume its domestic and international operations. The clearance letter was issued by CAA following receipt of the cheque from SAI towards payment of the outstanding dues.

On 18 September 2006, it was announced that Shaheen Air was to start a four times weekly service from Islamabad to Doncaster Airport in the UK.[2] However, no flights were ever launched to Doncaster. Today it has about fifteen aeroplanes and is one of the fast growing airlines. It is Pakistan's second national carrier. Shaheen Air is now opening flights for Dammam. Shaheen Air flies between Pakistan and Middle East.

Services

In cabin

Shaheen Air operates a fleet of Boeing 737-200/400 and Airbus 330-300 aircraft. The Boeing 737s are in an all economy class layout with the capacity to seat 125 & 169 passengers respectively. The A330-300 feature a mixed Business and Economy cabin.

Newspapers and magazines

Shaheen Air publishes its own in-house inflight magazine called Parwaz (Urdu for "Flight"). Also all passengers have the opportunity to choose Urdu and English newspapers and magazines on all domestic and international flights.

Ground handling

The airline uses a number of ground handling companies within Pakistan as well at its oversea operations. Shaheen Airport Services (SAPS) took exclusive ground handling operations of the airline in 2009 for all airports the airline operated from within Pakistan. Dnata also signed a contract with the airline to provide any additional services to the airline for all airports outside Pakistan.

E-Ticketing

Passengers have the ability to pre-book any flight on the airline's website to any domestic route operated by the airline. Passengers can book online and pay at their nearest booking office. The passenger will be given an e-ticket instead of the standard paper booking ticket.[3]

E-Check-in

Passengers may check-in between 180 to 45 minutes prior to flight departure. This may be done over the counter or at the lounge within the airport. Self-service kiosks are also available at Jinnah International Airport. Passengers will automatically be given a computer generated booking number and assigned baggage tag.[3]

Cargo operations

Shaheen Air Cargo is a division of Shaheen Air International that was established in 1993, soon after the inception of the airline. Shaheen Air provides special services for sending small consignments which are time sensitive in nature. Other services include: Perishable Cargo, Live Animals, Valuable Cargo, Special Cargo as well as Courier Services.[4]

Destinations

Shaheen Air operates the following services (as of July 2012):[5]

[Base]Base
Terminated
CityCountryIATAICAOAirport
Abu Dhabi United Arab EmiratesAUHOMAAAbu Dhabi International Airport
Al Ain United Arab EmiratesAANOMALAl Ain International Airport
Damman Saudi ArabiaDMMOEDFKing Fahad International Airport
Doha QatarDOHOTBDDoha International Airport
Dubai United Arab EmiratesDXBOMDBDubai International Airport
Faisalabad [6] PakistanLYPOPFAFaisalabad International Airport
Islamabad PakistanISBOPRNBenazir Bhutto International Airport
Jeddah Saudi ArabiaJEDOEJNKing Abdulaziz International Airport
Karachi PakistanKHIOPKCJinnah International Airport [Base]
Kuwait City KuwaitKWIOKBKKuwait International Airport
Lahore PakistanLHEOPLAAllama Iqbal International Airport
Mashad IranMHDOIMMMashhad International Airport
Multan PakistanMUXOPMTMultan International Airport [7]
Muscat OmanMCTOOMSMuscat International Airport
Peshawar PakistanPEWOPPSBacha Khan International Airport
Quetta PakistanUETOPQTQuetta International Airport
Sharjah United Arab EmiratesSHJOMSJSharjah International Airport
Sialkot PakistanSKTOPSTSialkot International Airport
Sukkur PakistanSKZOPSKSukkur Airport

Hajj services

Shaheen Air is the first and only Pakistani private airline to have been approved to operate Hajj flights which commenced on 2 October 2011, using its own as well as leased aircraft.

Fleet

As of September 2012 Shaheen Air Fleet consists of the following aircraft's:[8]

See also


Notes

  1. ^ "Contact Us > Domestic." Shaheen Air. Retrieved on 28 July 2010. "Head Office Shaheen Air International Terminal-1 Road, Jinnah International Airport, Karachi-75200, Pakistan"
  2. ^ Shaheen Air Begins Doncaster to Dubai
  3. ^ a b Shaheen Air Services
  4. ^ Shaheen Air Cargo services Accessed 2009-12-31
  5. ^ Shaheen route map
  6. ^ Some NL former stations
  7. ^ Shaheen relaunch Multan
  8. ^ Shaheen Fleet

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