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Unfortunately, Shaheen Air has ceased all operations.

Shaheen Air have suspended flying operations as of October 2018.

About Shaheen Air

Shaheen Air (شاہین ایَر‬‎) was a private Pakistani carrier located in Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. Shaheen Air provides passenger, cargo and charter services, to major cities in Pakistan surrounding Middle Eastern destinations. The airline focuses on cities in northern Pakistan, rather than Karachi, although that was where its central hub was. The airline was founded by Khalid Mehmood Sehbai, the airline's first chairman, and was named after the Shaheen falcon, Pakistan's national bird. The airline was founded in December 1993 and commenced operations on 25 October 1994. The airline initially served only domestic routes, mainly between Karachi and Quetta.

Shaheen Air Cargo was 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 that are time-sensitive in nature. Today, Shaheen Air was Pakistan's second largest airline behind its flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines. Shaheen Air has recently started flight operations to Riyadh with three different routes from Pakistan. Shaheen Air started its own maintenance repair organization (MRO) by the name of Shaheen Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Services(SEAMS) which aims to provide maintenance services to Shaheen Air as well as other regional and international airlines.


Carry-on Baggage

All passengers travelling with Shaheen Air are allowed 7kg of hand luggage. The hand luggage must be within the dimensions of 22 x 18 x 10 inches. This includes passengers travelling domestically, internationally both within and outside Pakistan.

Checked Baggage

All passengers travelling on Shaheen Air are allowed a maximum of 32kg of checked baggage, including passengers travelling domestically and internationally. However, this bag policy was not applicable to Hajj or Umrah passengers.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

Shaheen Air does not currently offer online check-in for their flights, but it will be available soon.

Airport Check-In

For domestic travel, passengers must check-in at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.

For passengers flying internationally, arrival at the airport to check-in was recommended at least 4 hours prior to departure.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class

Shaheen Air International booking was available for a single class only - the economy class.

Economy Class facilities

Enjoy an expanded catering menu and personalized service in the sky. Shaheen Air offers a wide choice of local and international cuisines prepared in a most hygienic environment. Karachi based Shaheen Air provides the finest dining experience with Halal meat. You can catch up with your latest TV shows, Bollywood and recent movies using Shaheen Air's in-flight entertainment system. Shaheen Air displays its hospitality by providing special assistance to pregnant women and wheelchairs for the disabled.

Economy Class seating

Passengers can book their preferred seats and select from the wide array of available options like the window/aisle/ exit door seats.

In-flight Entertainment

As Shaheen Air has now ceased operations, we do not have up-to-date inflight entertainment information for Shaheen Air.


Shaheen Air has now ceased operations, we are therefore unable to provide the latest information on Shaheen Air TV shows.


Shaheen Air ceased operations in October 2018, we are unable to provide the latest information on the movies onboard Shaheen Air flights.

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Destinations Shaheen Air flew to

Before ceasing operations, Shaheen Air flew to various cities across the Middle East including Kuwait City, Islamabad, Karachi, Doha, Jeddah, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, among others.

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Hub Airport

Jinnah International Airport

Jinnah International Airport is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan and is Pakistan’s busiest airport for passenger traffic. For example, 2017 saw nearly 7 million passengers.

It was the hub airport for Shaheen Air, but also other airlines such as Pakistan International Airlines, K2 Airways, Serene Air and Vision Air International. There are 2 airports with 3 terminals.


Shaheen Air fleet currently consists of the following aircraft:

  • Boeing 737-400
  • Airbus 330-300
  • Airbus 320-200