Pakistan’s private Serene Airlines operated its inaugural flight today to Beijing, China. The flight originated from Karachi while stopping in Islamabad and then left for Daxing airport in Beijing. The maiden flight was received amidst a warm welcome ceremony.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Caretaker Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation, Air Marshal (Retd) Farhat Hussain Khan HI (M), described the commencement of this flight operation as another milestone in advancing China-Pakistan relations through connectivity, travel and tourism. It also signified Pakistan’s commitment to providing seamless travel facilities to the people of the two nations and fostering strong people-to-people ties.
On the occasion, Pakistan’s envoy to China, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, said that the launching of airline services by the private sector will not only strengthen the air bridge between Pakistan and China but also boost investment, trade, travel and tourism. The new route is poised to facilitate increased business, tourism, and cultural exchange between the two nations, added the Ambassador. He noted that in addition to bolstering economic ties, increasing air connectivity aims to contribute to the growth of the tourism sector.
As part of the launch celebration, Serene Airlines hosted a ceremonial event at Beijing Daxin Airport, attended by government officials, diplomats and representatives from the aviation industry of China and Pakistan.