Bounced cheques for Rayani Air customers?


PETALING JAYA: Troubled airline Rayani Air has been alleged to have given bounced cheques to its customers who had sought refunds.

Astro Awani reported that a group of 40 customers, who had sought reimbursement from the airline during its suspension, were each given a cheque that was to be cashed last Thursday.

However, when the group went to the bank to cash the cheques, they were told the cheques could not be used. They lodged a police report on the matter last Saturday, the news channel said.

The group claimed to represent some 200 other customers facing similar problems in getting claims amounting to RM150,000.

Rayani, touted to be the country’s first Shariah-compliant airline, was suspended in April this year after its pilots went on a strike due to unpaid salaries.

Its air service licence (ASL) was revoked in mid-June after the airline failed to prove it had the funds to take off again.