Malaysia has shut down its first Islamic airline, Rayani Air, after an “investigation into the administration and safety audit” by the Department of Aviation.
Rayani Air required its Muslim flight crew wear a hijab while non-Muslim members could not wear any revealing clothing.
In addition, the airline did not serve alcohol and all meals were certified Halal. Hey, I wonder if they served Earls?
DCA launched an inquiry into the airline in April after complaints by passengers and the government over last minute cancellations.
According to The Telegraph, the airline was also been investigated when handwritten boarding passes were issued on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching.
DCA director-general Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said the airline was shut down because “safety and security of the aviation industry is of paramount importance”.