More airlines impose Samsung Note 7 ban

A model poses for photographs with a Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone during its launching ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo
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German airline Air Berlin said in a security note on its website that the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is prohibited on all flights of Air Berlin group.

The Note 7 mobile phones are not allowed to be brought on board immediately since Saturday, a spokesperson of Air Berlin was quoted by German media.

“Safety is always the highest of priorities for Air Berlin,” according to the security note.

The airline has already prohibited the use of the devices on its flights before.

Meanwhile, another German airline Lufthansa also announced to ban Galaxy Note 7 on all flights related to the United States.

According to a Lufthansa spokesperson, the ban would soon possibly apply to all other Lufthansa flights.

Singapore Airlines earlier said it will ban the mobile phones since October 16. U.S. regulators issued an emergency order on Friday that the devices would be banned on all flights since Saturday noon, reports Xinhua.

In Europe, Finnair has banned carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on all of its flights, reported Finnish national broadcaster Yle on Sunday.

Due to security risks, the airline does not allow passengers to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on its flights, not only in their checked luggage, but also in their carry-on luggage.

The prohibition also applies to transit passengers from other airlines to Finnair flights. In addition, the airline said that the devices cannot be shipped as air cargo in its flights.

Several cases of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery explosions have been reported since the new products were released in August.

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Samsung announced on October 11 to permanently stop its production and sales of the devices globally.


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