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Vistara prohibits Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its flights

By PTI
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New Delhi, Oct 18: Domestic full service carrier Vistara on Monday said it has banned carrying of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones on its aircraft - including check-in baggage, a day after Malaysian budget airline AirAsia announced a similar move.

Carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones is prohibited on Vistara flights, both in hand luggage and check-in luggage, Vistara informed its customers in a tweet.

Vistara bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Malaysian budget airline group AirAsia had on Sunday announced that it would not permit carrying Samsung's latest Galaxy Note series mobile phones including recalled and replacement devices - in cabin bags, check-in baggage or as cargo following a recent ban by US Department of Transport on the device and reports of replacement units catching fire.

Also read: After US, Japan bans Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes over fire risk

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials had early this month said that the aviation regulator was in the process of issuing a fresh advisory on the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones onboard aircraft after getting latest inputs from its US counterpart, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Earlier, the aviation regulator had on September 9 completely banned the use of Galaxy Note 7 on board flights as also carrying them in checked-in baggage, which it partially lifted on September 30.

The restrictions do not apply to "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 purchased after September 15, 2016, which have green battery charge indication on their screen", the regulator had said in a notice on September 30.

PTI

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