This action is in view of the recently issued emergency alerts by major aviation regulatory authorities stating that the safety issue regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 still persists.
Samsung recently recalled and replaced all its Galaxy Note 7 following an incident in an aircraft overseas, however the issue seemed to reoccur.
Air Niugini Quality & Safety Department therefore has decided to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on all Air Niugini flights. A passenger who owns or possesses a Samsung Galaxy note 7 shall not be allowed to transport the device in cargo, carry on bags, checked baggage or carried by the passenger into the aircraft.
This prohibition also includes shipping of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices through air cargo on all Air Niugini flights.
Safety is always of paramount importance in our operations and we urge our passengers to adhere to safety.