Malaysia Airlines & AirAsia has prohibited carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones onboard any of its flights due to safety concerns.
The ban is effective from mid-night today (0001h GMT +8, 17 October 2016), AirAsia said.
The decision of not allowing the latest Galaxy Note series smartphone comes after a recent ban by US Department of Transport on the device and reports of replacement units catching fire, AirAsia said in a release today.
Guests are not permitted to carry the Galaxy Note 7 – including recalled and replacement devices – on their person, in cabin bags, in check-in baggage or as cargo.
Any guests found with the device will be denied boarding.
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).