News

EasyJet Permits Use of Electronic Devices During Take-off and Landing

EasyJet Permits Use of Electronic Devices During Take-off and Landing

EasyJet announced that from Monday 14th April 2014 all passengers onboard will be allowed to use their personal electronic devices such as laptops, DVD players, tablets and mobile phones onboard in ‘Flight Mode’ throughout the whole flight including during take-off and landing. EasyJet at Belfast International Airport

 

Up until now, passengers have had to turn their devices off for both periods during the flight, and the change comes after recent recommendations from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for these restrictions to be relaxed.

Peter Duffy, easyJet’s Group Commercial Director, Customer, Product and Marketing, said: “We know that portable devices are an important part of our customers’ journey with us, so we are pleased they can now use their electronic devices onboard in ‘Flight Mode’ for the duration of their flight with us – we think this will be a popular change.”

EasyJet submitted a detailed safety proposal to the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority that has been approved in line with all safety regulations, meaning that passengers will be able to continue watching films, reading e-books, working or drafting e-mails uninterrupted for longer.

The announcement comes just months after easyJet introduced the use of mobile boarding passes across 85% of its network. EasyJet has one of the fastest apps in the industry, which has been downloaded by nearly eight million passengers.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Fly TAP to Brazil via Lisbon from €767

Michael FloodAugust 20, 2019

Air Canada Announces First Two New Routes to Be Operated with A220-300

Neil SteedmanAugust 20, 2019

ITTN+EMIRATES Photo Competition – Enter Now

Michael FloodAugust 20, 2019

Emirates Holidays Seeks Sales Executive for Ireland

Michael FloodAugust 20, 2019

Silversea Enhances All-Inclusive Polar Package

Neil SteedmanAugust 20, 2019

Avianca Brasil to Leave Star Alliance

Neil SteedmanAugust 20, 2019

Mary Denton Appointed CEO of Sunway Holidays

Michael FloodAugust 19, 2019

KLM Gets Ready to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Michael FloodAugust 19, 2019

CLIA Launches ‘Cruise Month’ for September

Michael FloodAugust 19, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland