Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Monday it has imposed ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on all of their flights amid safety concerns about the smartphone.
“We will inform all of our passengers that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are not allowed on board Norwegian’s flights. Passengers with this type of phone can not bring it — neither on board nor in checked baggage,” the company said in a message posted on its website.
Before the ban the airline had allowed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on board but demanded that they should be turned off and not charged during flight.
A series of cases of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery explosions have been reported since the new products were released in August. Samsung announced on Oct. 11 halting both production and sales of the devices.