Malaysia’s first sharia-compliant airlines suspended

Kuala Lumpur, April 11 (IANS) Malaysia’s first airlines that complies with Sharia law, Rayani Air, has been suspended for three months, starting from Monday, owing to faulty service, the Civil Aviation department announced.

The department’s director Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said an inquiry will be held with the airline’s management on May 12.

Rayani Air began operations on December 20, 2015 as Malaysia’s only sharia-complaint airline and includes prayers before flights and a menu that did not feature pork or alcohol.

Last Friday, the airlines had announced a suspension of its operations owing to a restructuring plan, EFE news reported.

The airlines’ fleet comprises two planes that run on six routes in the country.

Besides Rayani Air, Royal Brunei Airlines, Iran Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines are the only sharia-compliant airlines in the world.

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