SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) have banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Saturday. It stated that “It has joined other airlines in banning the inflight use of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones as news of exploding batteries in some units have been reported.”
"The powering up and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones is prohibited on all our flights," SIA said in a statement.
While other airlines including Australia's Qantas and Virgin Australia and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad have also proclaimed a ban of smartphone.
The authorities of US and Japan have told passengers not to turn on or charge the large-screen phones on aircraft.
Last week, the sale of “phablet” has been banned by the South Korean company.