‘I’m the Halal Richard Branson’: Self-made businessman wants to launch Britain’s first ‘Sharia’ airline with no alcohol and modestly dressed crew


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, who came to the UK from Bangladesh in 1997 and left school with just one GCSE, hopes to see his firm Firnas Airways eventually fly long haul to the Middle East.


But the self-made businessman, who started with just £600 in his pocket and made his money importing perfumes, is to start flying short haul commuter routes between UK cities and…


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