EgyptAir denies reports of ‘muting’ on-flight travel prayer

EgyptAir denies reports of ‘muting’ on-flight travel prayer
EgyptAir has denied claims that it has decided to stop playing its pre-flight Islamic travel prayer. (REUTERS)
Updated 26 April 2018

EgyptAir denies reports of ‘muting’ on-flight travel prayer

EgyptAir denies reports of ‘muting’ on-flight travel prayer

CAIRO: EgyptAir has denied claims that it has decided to stop playing its pre-flight religious travel prayer, as had been reported by local newspapers.
Some news reports claimed that the Egyptian national carrier had muted the prayer that follows its pre-flight safety information.
The airliner has been at times criticized by some for ‘forcing’ the prayer on passengers by playing it out loud.
Sources quoted from the company said that it has not banned the onboard prayer but has rather “lowered the volume” at which it plays.
It said the move aims to ensure the comfort of its passengers, and what is consistent with the safety of its aircrafts.