The Dubai airport operator announced on Tuesday that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been prohibited on all airlines flying from Dubai airports.
The prohibition came soon after UAE-based airlines imposed total ban on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports of exploding batteries and resultant fires.
On Monday, flydubai issued a statement that it "will neither allow Note 7 on board nor in the checked baggage, following a ban on the Samsung smartphone by national carriers Etihad Airways and Emirates."
“In line with the recent regulatory directive, flydubai is unable to accept the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 personal electronic device on board our aircraft or in checked baggage with immediate effect,” the budget carrier said in a statement.
"Etihad Airways and Emirates announced on Sunday a complete ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones being carried on their flights. Etihad Airways is "enforcing" a total ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones in the wake of their global recall," the airline said on Sunday.
"Guests must not carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in their checked-in baggage, in cabin baggage, or on their person," the airline said. "We apologise for the inconvenience caused. However, the safety and security or our passengers and staff is of the utmost importance."
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BY M. DIVYA SRI