Dubai airports ban Samsung Note 7
- Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 devices are now prohibited on all flights leaving Dubai International and Dubai World Central
- FlyDubai along with national carriers Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways already banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 onboard the plane.
- Following the global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, #EtihadAirways is enforcing a total ban on these devices.
The Dubai Airports issued a statement on Wednesday morning banning Samsung Galaxy Note7 on all flights from Dubai.
In a statement issued to Asianet Newsable, a Dubai Airports spokesperson said, "Dubai Airports can confirm that following advisories from various regulatory bodies and airlines, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 devices are now prohibited on all flights leaving Dubai International and Dubai World Central.
"We strongly advise passengers not to bring these devices to the airport, as they will be confiscated prior to boarding."
Low-cost airline FlyDubai along with national carriers Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways have already issued a complete ban on Samsung Galaxy Note7.
Earlier the national carriers had issued a temporary ban on the Note7 asking passengers not to turn on or charge the battery on board or check them in.
In a statement posted on their official social media platforms, FlyDubai announced, "Please note that effective immediately we are unable to accept the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 personal electronic device on board our aircraft or in checked baggage. We thank you for your understanding."
Emirates Airline also confirmed the same.
In an e-mail statement to Asianet Newsable, Emirates spokesperson said, "As advised by various aviation regulatory bodies, Emirates can confirm that all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are prohibited from all Emirates' flights, including being brought on board in person, as well as in carry-on or checked-in baggage, with immediate effect. Emirates apologises for the inconvenience caused, however the safety of our customers and crew is of utmost priority."
In a series of tweets on their official handle, Etihad Airways posted, "Following the global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, #EtihadAirways is enforcing a total ban on these devices.
"Some Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones have been installed with faulty lithium batteries, which present a risk of combustion and fire.
"Guests must not carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in their checked-in baggage, in cabin baggage, or on their person.
"We apologise for the inconvenience caused. However, the safety and security of our passengers and staff is of the utmost importance."
Samsung had to issue a complete ban on the production and sale of Note7 following reports of battery explosions after the second recall.