Tuesday, 22 December 2015

# Asia # Foreign News

Photos: Malaysia Launches Its First Shariah-Compliant Airline

Malaysia yesterday launched it's first Islamic-compliant airline Rayani Air with its maiden flight taking off from the capital to the resort island of Langkawi.

In-flight meals served on board its flights are completely halal, with alcohol consumption strictly prohibited, in compliance with Shariah laws.
The dress code is also reflective of Shariah guidelines, as Muslim flight crew must wear the hijab while non-Muslim crew have to be decently dressed. There will also be prayer recitals on the plane before take-off.

The company's Managing Director Jaafar Zamhari told the Star newspaper: 'We are the first Malaysian airline to be shariah-compliant based on guidelines by relevant authorities. We are proud of this.
'The shariah-compliant aspects will be refined as time goes by,' he added using the Arabic word for Islamic law.

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