It would be a great relief to many non-Muslims if it actually did catch on…
‘I’m the Halal Richard Branson’: Self-made businessman wants to launch Britain’s first ‘Sharia’ airline with no alcohol and modestly dressed crew
- Kazi Shafiqur Rahman is launching Britain’s first ‘Sharia compliant’ airline
- Flights will serve no alcohol, halal meals and have a strict cabin crew dress code
- Firnas Airways is leasing a 19-seater Jetstream 32 plane for £8,500 a month
- His journey towards starting his own airline features on Channel 4 documentary
A self-styled ‘Halal Richard Branson’ is launching Britain’s first ‘Sharia compliant’ airline that serves no alcohol, Islamic in-flight meals and has a strict cabin crew dress code.
Entrepreneur Kazi Shafiqur Rahman, 32, hopes to see his firm Firnas Airways eventually fly long haul to the Middle East if the concept proves to be a success.
But to start with the airline, which is leasing a 19 seater Jetstream 32 plane at a cost of £8,500 a month, will fly short haul commuter routes between UK cities.
His journey towards getting his new company off the ground will feature on a Channel 4 documentary ‘How to Start an Airline’ tonight on Channel 4.