Dry Airlines! Which Airlines Do Not Serve Alcohol?
So, which Airlines Do Not Serve Alcohol? It’s a big question. I love nothing more than a few red wines and a movie marathon on a long haul flight. It would have to be a pretty cheap deal for me to miss out on that! But there actually aren’t that many airlines that don’t serve alcohol in the world. So let’s have a look.
There are a handful of major dry airlines that don’t serve alcohol, then a lot more domestic airlines too. So I’ve broken it down:
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MAJOR DRY AIRLINES
Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines):
The national airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudia follows Islamic laws and does not serve alcohol on its flights.
As the flag carrier of Iran, Iran Air adheres to Islamic principles and does not serve alcohol onboard.
Kuwait Airways is the national airline of Kuwait and does not offer alcohol on its flights.
EgyptAir, the flag carrier of Egypt, does not provide alcoholic beverages in accordance with Islamic cultural norms.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA):
PIA, the national airline of Pakistan, operates alcohol-free flights due to cultural and religious reasons.
Royal Brunei Airlines:
The national flag carrier of Brunei, Royal Brunei Airlines, is an Islamic airline that does not serve alcohol on its flights.
Air Arabia is a low-cost airline based in the United Arab Emirates and follows a no-alcohol policy on its flights.
Salam Air, a new low-cost Omani carrier, is another airline that refuses serve alcohol onboard its flights.
MORE OBSCURE/DOMESTIC DRY AIRLINES
Pegasus Airlines, a Turkish low-cost carrier, does not offer alcoholic beverages on its flights.
Malindo Air, a Malaysian-based airline, does not provide alcohol on its flights.
The national airline of Mauritius, Air Mauritius, does not serve alcohol on certain routes due to local regulations.
Citilink is a low-cost Indonesian airline that doesn’t serve alcohol onboard.
Ariana Afghan Airlines:
As the national airline of Afghanistan, Ariana Afghan Airlines does not offer alcoholic beverages on its flights.
Mahan Air, an Iranian airline, does not serve alcohol on its flights in compliance with Islamic principles.
The national airline of Syria, Syrian Air, does not provide alcohol onboard due to cultural reasons.
Yemenia Airways, the national carrier of Yemen, does not serve alcohol on its flights.
Afghan Jet International Airlines:
This Afghan airline follows Islamic principles and does not serve alcohol.
Another Afghan airline, Ariana Airlines, adheres to the same no-alcohol policy.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines:
Biman Bangladesh, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh, does not provide alcohol on its flights.
Iraqi Airways, the national airline of Iraq, operates alcohol-free flights due to cultural considerations.
The national airline of Libya, Libyan Airlines, follows local customs and does not serve alcohol onboard.
As the national carrier of Sudan, Sudan Airways operates alcohol-free flights in line with Islamic beliefs.
Kam Air, an Afghan airline, is another example of an airline that does not offer alcohol on its flights.
Syrian Pearl Airlines:
This Syrian airline maintains a no-alcohol policy onboard its aircraft.
Saha Airlines, an Iranian carrier, does not serve alcoholic beverages on its flights.
The national airline of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan Airlines, does not serve alcohol due to cultural norms.
Air Senegal, the national airline of Senegal, does not serve alcohol onboard its flights.
TAAG Angola Airlines:
This Angolan airline follows cultural considerations and does not provide alcohol.
As the state-owned airline of North Korea, Air Koryo does not serve alcohol on its flights.
Mango Airlines, a South African low-cost carrier, does not offer alcohol onboard.
This Somali airline does not provide alcohol on its flights in accordance with cultural norms.
Eritrean Airlines, the national airline of Eritrea, follows local customs and does not serve alcohol onboard.
As a Nepali airline, Himalaya Airlines adheres to the no-alcohol policy on its flights.
Myanmar Airways International:
This Burmese airline does not serve alcoholic beverages on its flights.
Operating in Canada, North-Wright Airways is an example of an airline that does not offer alcohol onboard.
As a South African low-cost carrier, Safair does not provide alcohol on its flights.
This Tajikistani airline follows cultural considerations and does not serve alcohol.
Air Burkina, the national airline of Burkina Faso, operates alcohol-free flights.
The national carrier of Zimbabwe, Air Zimbabwe, does not serve alcohol onboard.
Buraq Air, a Libyan airline, follows local customs and does not provide alcohol on its flights.
Operating in Zambia, Zambezi Airlines is another example of an airline that does not offer alcohol onboard.
This Sudanese airline adheres to Islamic principles and does not serve alcohol.
Why are some airlines dry airlines?
In every case here, it’s due to Islamic religious beliefs.Cultural and Religious Sensitivity. Airlines based in countries where alcohol consumption is restricted or prohibited by cultural or religious norms may choose to maintain a dry policy to respect local customs and values. This is often the case in countries where Islam is the dominant religion.
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