Serene Air (ER, Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l) commenced scheduled passenger operations on Sunday, January 29 with B737-800 AP-BNA (msn 61352) operating flights ER502/3 between Karachi Int'l and Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l.

According to a press release, the start-up secured its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PkCAA) earlier last week.

Serene Air plans to connect Karachi, Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int'l, Lahore Int'l, Quetta, Peshawar and Faisalabad before adding more domestic destinations. International operations are planned to start once the carrier has successfully completed the requisite one-year period of mandatory domestic operations.