Rayani Air, the first shariah- compliant airline in Malaysia took off yesterday on its inaugural flight flying from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi.
If you like to drink during a flight then this airline won’t be for you as alcohol is “strictly prohibited”, according to Yahoo News.
Rayani Air will offer meals which are halal and the Muslim crew must wear a hijab. Non-Muslim crew will need to “be decently dressed“. Yahoo mentions that there will also be prayers before take-off.
The managing director of the airline, Jaafar Zamhari told The Star, “We are the first Malaysian airline to be shariah-compliant based on guidelines by relevant authorities. We are proud of this“.
The article mentions that other shariah- friendly airlines already exist. When I did a quick google search, I came up empty. The only thing that came up was an airline mentioned in the Yahoo article, Firnas Airways a UK-based airline set to debut next year.
What do you think about the concept of a sharia- compliant airline? Would you feel uncomfortable flying an airline that does pre-flight prayers or would you be more upset about there being no alcohol served?
Find out more about Rayani Air here.