In line with its commitment of facilitating passengers, the second national carrier of Pakistan – Shaheen Air International (SAI) has been awarded the ‘Best Airline’ for providing dedicated services during Hajj 2017. The award was granted to the Chairman of SAI – Kashif Sehbai, by the Ministry of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony.
The award ceremony was held at Directorate of Hajj in Islamabad, where the Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony – Sardar Muhammad Yousuf presented the award to the airline. The Officiating Regional Director of SAI in Islamabad – Tariq Mohiuddin collected the award on behalf of the Chairman, Shaheen Air.
While expressing his views on the occasion, the Chairman, SAI, said: “At Shaheen Air it is our priority to satisfy the needs of our customers by providing them with the best standards of services in the industry. It is a great honor for us to fly the pilgrims to the holy land of Saudi Arabia, for the blessed endeavor of Hajj. This award serves as a testimony to our dedication to our country and its people, while we ensure the most comfortable and convenient journey for our passengers. We are thankful to the Ministry for acknowledging our efforts.”
Over the past several years, Shaheen Air has also been awarded with a certificate of appreciation and an Excellence Award, by the Directorate General of Hajj in Pakistan, for successfully completing the annual Hajj flight operations.
Shaheen Air International Limited (SAI) is established as a public limited company under the Companies Ordinance, 1984. It is mandated to perform the business of air transportation of passengers and cargo. Shaheen Air commenced its operations as the first private airline in Pakistan in December, 1993. It operates on various domestic and international routes and in 2015, it became the only private airline from Pakistan to fly east with non-stop flights from Lahore to Guangzhou, China.