Raucous laughter pealed from the cockpit at shorter and shorter intervals as the Liberia Airways 747 knifed through the darkness seven miles above the Atlantic. Captain Ibrahim stood in the center of the flight deck with Fadi Haruna, both men hunched over almost-empty glasses of Scotch from the first-class cabinet.
I'm thinking Haruna, like everyone on the plane, knows it's night and they're over the Atlantic. He can hear how loud the laughter is. Is there reason to believe Haruna couldn't possibly know the plane's altitude? For all we know, the pilot just announced the altitude to the entire plane. Or the men in the cockpit were just discussing the altitude. Or Haruna can see the altimeter from where he's standing. Any reason to believe Haruna couldn't know where the Scotch came from?
We never hear the thoughts of any character other than Haruna. We never see anything he couldn't possibly see. We never learn anything he couldn't possibly know. A book with an omniscient POV could begin this way, but I'm not prepared to declare it omniscient based on the first sentence.
Haruna leaves the cockpit, but we stay there for the next scene (see the comments for the next 150 words), so we switch to the POV of one of the characters still in the cockpit.