Every year more than three million Muslims celebrate Hajj by making the pilgrimage to Makkah. Among them are about 25,000 UK citizens, many of whom will have saved for years in the knowledge that, for them, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Unfortunately as Hajj approaches there will also be a significant number of Muslims who have paid for a tour package for themselves and their family only to discover their dreams have been shattered by fraudsters. Some will arrive in Saudi Arabia to discover the accommodation they booked does not exist while others will find that their whole trip is in fact a scam set up by illegitimate travel operators that have disappeared with thousands of pounds of their money. In order to protect yourself against such scams, please refer to Hajj fraud prevention campaign.
Shaheen Air is a private Pakistani airline with its head office at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. Shaheen Air provides passenger, cargo and charter services. Originally it has been operating as a domestic airline serving the major cities of Pakistan. Additionally it has been serving major points in the Persian Gulf. The airline flies from three major Pakistani airports: Jinnah International Airport Karachni, Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore. Shaheen Air is becoming ever more popular for flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Al Ain, Kuwait, Doha, Muscat and recently Manchester (U.K.). The airline operates between Islamabad Pakistan and Manchester UK three times a week and is rapidly dominating in this sector.