Air Zimbabwe has banned Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone from its flights with immediate effect following reports of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire spread in early September.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Dr Joram Gumbo, said following consultations, Air Zimbabwe had resorted to banning the smartphone,
After consultations by the national airline, it’s been agreed that we follow the global stance by other airlines to ban the cellphone in our planes for the safety of passengers and our planes as well. Air Zimbabwe will today (yesterday) start issuing out statements or notices to that effect so that our safety record remains intact.
According to the airline, Air Zimbabwe’s proud history hinges on its enviable safety record, the exceptional skills of its pilots, technical and ground staff and its strong in-flight customer services. The Galaxy Note 7 smartphone ban is meant to ensure that it maintains that record.