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Sun, 16 October 2016

AirAsia Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices

AirAsia has joined the rapidly growing number of airlines to completely ban all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from flights.

The prohibition applies to all flights operated by AirAsia Group, comprising AirAsia Malaysia (carrier code AK), AirAsia Thailand (FD), AirAsia Indonesia (QZ), AirAsia Philippines (Z2), AirAsia India (I5), Malaysia AirAsia X (D7), Thai AirAsia X (XJ) and Indonesia AirAsia X (XT).

The ban means that travellers are not permitted to carry any Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices - including recalled and replacement devices - on their person, in cabin bags, in check-in baggage or as cargo. Any passenger found with such a device will be denied boarding.

The ban starts at midnight tonight (0001h GMT +8, 17 October 2016).

See also: U.S. Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Aircraft and Air Canada Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from Aircraft.

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