Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Domestic budget-carrier Vistara on Monday became the latest airline to completely banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its aircrafts, including in the check-in baggage.
This comes a day after the Galaxy Note 7 was banned by Malaysia-based airline AirAsia banned the device across all its flights including those operating in India.
The move comes from the airlines as a part of preventive measure against various reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blasts.
In recent weeks, the Galaxy Note 7 has been the headline story across the globe due to defective battery manufacturing that leads to the device blasting especially while charging. Following this, Samsung has even put a permanent halt on production of the device while recalling millions across the globe.
Following this, various airlines across the globe has banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on their aircrafts.
Here is a full list of airlines that banned the Galaxy Note 7.
- AirAsia: The Malaysian budget airline has banned it across any of its flights including those operated by AirAsia India
- Vistara: Indian-budget carrier Vistara has banned it across its flights, both in hand luggage and check-in luggage
- All Airlines in Japan
- South Korea’s Asiana
- Almost all mainland Chinese airlines including Cathay Pacific
- New Zealand Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- China Airlines and EVA Air
- Hong Kong Airlines
- Hong Kong Express
- Air Berlin
- Alitalia Airlines
- British Airways (on flights going to US, Canada and Hong Kong)
- Virgin Australia
- Qantas Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- All US airlines