Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline Rayani Air began operations
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Rayani Air has started operation on 20 December, kicking off with a domestic route from Kuala Lumpur to the resort island of Langkawi. The first sharia compliant aircraft will only serve halal food. Alcohol consumption on board is strictly prohibited. Muslim flight crew have to use the hijab while non-Muslim crew are to be decently dressed. There will also be prayer recitals before the departure of each flight. The airline has two Boeing 737-400 aircraft and hopes to add more aircraft as it expands its network in the Asia region next year.
Rayani Air is the fourth airline in the world to implement shariah-compliant rules. The other airlines include Royal Brunei Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Iran Air.