LAHORE – An upcoming airline of Pakistan is all set to begin operations along domestic routes by the end of this year.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) granted Serene Air a licence in March to establish a private airline in Pakistan, according to DawnNews.

The new carrier is yet to receive an Air Operator Certificate by the authority yet.

Also, the organisation has not yet acquired the necessary number of aircraft to establish operations as an airline in Pakistan, but has submitted a business plan to the CAA and started acquiring Boeing jets on a priority basis.

Serene Air officials will travel to the United States soon in order to acquire 5-7 Boeing 737-800s for which they require CAA approval, the Dawn reported.

The airline plans to fly on all domestic routes including Multan, Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.

Currently, there are three airlines operating on domestic routes in the country, including Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue and Shaheen Air.