Shaheen Air International (SAI) has completed its post-Hajj operations on October 5th, 2017, thereby wrapping up its largest Hajj operation to date. During this period, the airline flew around 49,000 pilgrims from Jeddah and Madinah to various cities across Pakistan. The post-Hajj operation had earlier started on 06 September, 2017. A total of 111 flights from Jeddah brought back 25,148 pilgrims to Pakistan via 16 flights to Islamabad, 32 to Karachi, 14 to Lahore, 16 to Peshawar, 14 to Quetta, 18 to Faisalabad and 01 to Multan.
Whereas, 23,018 pilgrims were flown from Madinah via 95 flights, of which 14 flew to Islamabad, 22 to Karachi, 15 to Lahore, 13 to Peshawar, 18 to Quetta, 12 to Faisalabad, and 01 to Multan.
While commenting on the completion of a successful Hajj operation, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Zohaib Hassan remarked: “It is an honour for Shaheen Air to be able to transport pilgrims for Hajj. We operated these dedicated flights to facilitate pilgrims from Pakistan as they made this auspicious journey to the holy land of Saudi Arabia. With this spirit, we recommit ourselves to serving our nation with exemplary standards of hospitality and service which is a benchmark in the local aviation industry.”
Last year, Shaheen Air was awarded with a certificate of appreciation and award of excellence by the Directorate General of Hajj – Pakistan upon successful completion of its Hajj operations in the year 2015.