KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 – Rayani Air, Malaysia’s first Shariah-compliant airline, has suspended operations until further notice due to pilot strike. The airline in its latest Facebook posting Saturday said they are sorry for the inconvenience. Rayani Air Sdn Bhd, a full service airline in Malaysia launched three months ago, is the first Shariah-compliant airline in Malaysia and the fourth airline in the world after Royal Brunei Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Iran Air.
It was reported Friday that a pilot strike had caused the cancellation of certain Rayani Air flights. Attempts by Bernama to contact the founder, Ravi Alagendrran, for comments were futile while the airline’s call centre was not reachable. Rayani Air, in its posting, said customers could contact its call centre at +603-27214925 for further enquiries.