Malaysian no-frills carrier AirAsia Berhad which runs a joint venture airline with Tata Sons in India, today prohibited the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile devices on its flight as well as some of the subsidiary airlines, including AirAsia India.
The decision to prohibit the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile devices was taken in the wake of its recall due to safety concerns over the battery issue, AirAsia said in a travel advisory, issued today.
“Following the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 mobile device by Samsung due to safety concerns over its battery, AirAsia and AirAsia X would like to inform all guests that the usage and charging of the device onboard all our flights are prohibited with immediate effect until further notice,” it said.
The advisory is applicable to all flights operated by AirAsia and its subsidiaries including AirAsia India, an airline spokesperson said.
All guests travelling on AirAsia and AirAsia X with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 must turn it off until disembarkation from the aircraft, it said adding the device must not be kept in any checked baggage as well.
The travel advisory from AirAsia comes a day after the Government here prohibited the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices onboard an aircraft.
AirAsia currently flies to six destinations –Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Trichy — while AirAsia X flies to New Delhi.