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SereneAir (Pvt.) Limited
IATA ICAO Callsign
ER[1] SEP[1] SERENE[2]
FoundedMay 2016; 8 years ago (2016-05)
Commenced operations29 January 2017; 7 years ago (2017-01-29)
Operating bases
Fleet size7 + 13
HeadquartersIslamabad, Pakistan
Key peopleMuhammad Safdar Khan (CEO)
Employees5,000 (2024)

SereneAir (Urdu: سیرین ایئر) is a privately-owned Pakistani airline that began operating services in January 2017. SereneAir operates scheduled domestic flights within Pakistan and its first international flight departed for Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on 16 March 2021.[3]


The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority granted a license in March 2016 that permitted the establishment of SereneAir.[4] The airline received its first aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, in November 2016.[5] The airline started operations on 29 January 2017, a week after obtaining its air operator's certificate.[6] The inaugural flight departed Islamabad for Karachi on 29 January 2017.[7] Serene Air took delivery of their first Airbus A330-200 on 27 August 2020.[8]

Corporate affairs

SereneAir is a privately owned airline headquartered in Islamabad.[7][9] It's chief executive officer is Air Vice Marshal(R) Muhammad Safdar Khan.[10]


As of June 2024, SereneAir flies to the following destinations:[11]

Country City Airport Status Refs
China Beijing Beijing Daxing International Airport [12]
Pakistan Faisalabad Faisalabad International Airport Terminated
Islamabad Islamabad International Airport Base
Karachi Jinnah International Airport Base
Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport Base
Peshawar Bacha Khan International Airport
Quetta Quetta International Airport Base
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport [13]
Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport [13]
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport [14]
Sharjah Sharjah International Airport [14]


As of June 2024, SereneAir operates the following fleet of aircraft.

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A330-200 3 3 300
Boeing 737-800 4 3 189
Boeing 737 MAX 8 7 204
Total 7 13

Accidents and incidents

  • On October 8, 2023, an Airbus A330-200 (registered AP-BNE), flying from Islamabad (Pakistan) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) with more than 309 Umrah pilgrims on board, was en-route about 280 NM north of Karachi (Pakistan) when the crew initiated an emergency descent due to the loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft diverted to Karachi for a safe landing about one hour after the depressurization.[15]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Serene Air". ch-aviation. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ "JO 7340.2G Contractions" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 5 January 2017. pp. 3–1–85. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ "StackPath". Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  4. ^ Bhatti, Sohail (19 October 2016). "Pakistan's upcoming airline SereneAir to begin domestic operations by year end". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Pakistan's Serene Air adds maiden aircraft, a B737-800". ch-aviation. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Pakistan's Serene Air commences operations". ch-aviation. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Serene Air operational on domestic routes". Dawn. Pakistan. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Pakistan's Serene Air adds maiden widebody, an A330-200". ch-aviation. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Contact". SereneAir. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  10. ^ "CEO's Message | SereneAir". Retrieved 19 November 2022.
  11. ^ "SereneAir Destinations". SereneAir. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Serene Air launches 2 weekly flights to Beijing this month". Pakistan Today. 4 November 2023. Retrieved 4 November 2023.
  13. ^ a b Asghar, Mohammad (18 December 2020). "Serene Air allowed to operate flights to Saudi Arabia, UAE". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  14. ^ a b "SereneAir Route". SereneAir. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  15. ^ simpfly (20 October 2023). "Depressurization over Pakistan - SereneAir Incident". Simpfly. Retrieved 20 October 2023.

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