Pakistan International airline bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its planes

Pakistan International Airline

Pakistan International Airlines Sunday warned passengers not to carry the newly-released Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone during flights after reports that faulty batteries in the new smartphone caused some handsets to explode.

The Airlines warning comes as other international airlines, such as Qantas, Virgin Australia and Etihad, have also taken similar steps, asking customers to not to use or charge Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 during flights.

Earlier this week, the US Federal Aviation Administration strongly urged its passengers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft.

“In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage,” the FAA said in a statement. Pakistan Today reports