Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest airline, has banned all battery-operated personal transportation devices such as hoverboards and other self-balancing vehicles on board its planes.
“Hoverboards run on high-powered lithium-ion batteries, which have been widely reported to have a tendency to overheat or spontaneously ignite,” Cebu Pacific said. “These devices pose a fire hazard risk and are deemed unsafe for transport especially in aircraft’s pressurized cabin and cargo stowage spaces.”
The airline, which started flying to Doha in June, also advised passengers that hoverboards will not be stored for safekeeping in its airport and ticket offices.
“We sincerely hope for our guests’ understanding, as everyone’s safety remains our priority,” it added. Qatar Airways also announced recently that it is banning the same devices and self-balancing vehicles on all its aircraft.Last updated:
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Qatar calls for urgent steps to confront climate change
QU’s Biomedical Sciences dept holds orientation for students
Food security is a national issue for Qatar: minister
QCRI scientists highlight AI role in developing vaccines, preventing future pandemics
Qatar takes part in meeting of GCC-US foreign ministers
EU Parliament team lauds Qatar for labour reforms
Tomorrow's Designers exhibition opens
Qatar University, QRDI sign MoU
Economic development key to country's progress