Hello everyone and welcome to another flight report. Firstly if you are interested in a video version of this trip it is available on my Youtube channel, the link is attached above. Anyways this is of another flight from last year onboard a Serene Air Boeing 737-800 from Karachi to Islamabad. Before i start let me give you a a short background as to what Serene Air really is . Serene Air are one of the 3 airlines operating in Pakistan with a small fleet of Boeing 737-800s. At the moment they only operate domestic flights around the country but they they do plan to start international flights in the years to come. Anyways i made my way to the airport around 2 hours before departure. Couldnt film much at the check in so got my boarding pass and made my way to the gate.
A Saudi Boeing 777-300ER at the International terminal pushing back for a flight to Jeddah.
Here is the aircraft that will be flying me out to Islamabad. A 2008 built Boeing 737-800 with the registration of AP-BND.
After some time in the departure lounge it was time to board the Boeing 737.
The seats were pretty comfortable for this 2 hour flight with some good legroom. Sadly no IFE system but i guess the views from the window will make up for it.
The view from Seat just behind the emergency exits.
The seat pocket contents only consisted of this safety card , would be nice if they add an inflight magazine in the future.
Shortly after all the passengers boarded the aircraft, the cabin crew distributed these sweets which i thought was a really good gesture.
The cabin on this Boeing 737-800 sadly didnt look modern as the aircraft wasnt that new and it didnt have the new Boeing sky interior.
We pushed back from our gate on time and i managed to get a quick picture of this Qatar Cargo Airbus A330-200F getting loading up for its flight to Doha.
A quick taxi to Runway 25L , the runway most frequently used at Jinnah International Airport.
And we then blast out of Karachi on our way to Islamabad.
For those interested, here is the whole take off from Karachi.
A little cloud surfing while we climb to out cruising altitude of 32000 feet.
After sometime we made it to our cruising altitude
Shortly after we reached cruising altitude, the cabin crew commenced the lunch service. For the main meal there was a chicken gravy which was accompanied with some rice along with which there was a cucumber salad , a potato salad and a Swiss roll and got myself a glass of 7up. This was hand down the best meal i have had on a short domestic flight . Everything was perfect ,from quality to quantity couldnt really find much fault. What are your thoughts on this meal for a 2 hour domestic flight ?
Some more amazing views as we continue towards our destination.
And just like that its was time for us to commence our descent into Islamabad.
For those interested the approach into Islamabad can be viewed here.
On finals for Runway 10R
And touchdown in Islamabad International Airport on time, good job by the pilots with the smooth touchdown.
Got a good view of the new Islamabad Airport that opened just year ago.
We parked next to a PIA ATR42 , bringing us to the end of this flight report.
So overall this was a fantastic flight onboard Serene Air. The seat although not the most comfortable was bearable for the 2 hours. The cabin crew very cheerful and also eager to help out other passengers and all of them had a bright smile on their faces. The meal was the most surprising for me, i wasnt really expecting so much food for this 2 hour flight. So this is how a domestic flight in Pakistan onboard Serene Air is like, would love to hear what a domestic flight is like in your country.