Malaysia Shuts Down Sharia-Compliant Airline Because It Wasn’t Aviation-Compliant

After a splashy launch in December, Rayani Air has come to an ignominious end in June. According to, Malaysia’s first sharia-compliant airline wasn’t aviation-compliant. Following complaints from passengers, a safety audit that evidently didn’t go well, and a crippling strike by pilots, the government shut the carrier down.