Following the Aviation Industry practice, various regulatory directives, and considering the danger it poses to flight safety, Ethiopian Airlines has today announced an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation throughout the ET flight network worldwide.
Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on any Ethiopian Airlines flights worldwide. This ban includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo. The ban will be effective as of Thursday, October 20th, 2016.
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer