Dear Cobalt Customers,

Are you traveling today with a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone?

Update on Carriage Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones

In 2016 Samsung has issued a safety recall for Galaxy Note 7 telephones. In response, both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) have issued safety notices for this phone.

For safety reasons, Cobalt announced a total ban on the carriage Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on all its flights (including upgraded phones). EASA now advises that 96.5% of Note 7 smartphones have been withdrawn from use worldwide. This means that it is now unlikely a Samsung Galaxy NOTE 7 phone will be carried on board our aircraft. Galaxy NOTE 7 phones will now be managed in line with the general risk guidelines for damaged lithium batteries.

Damaged lithium batteries (including Note 7 smartphones) must not be carried on board Cobalt aircraft in either cabin or hold stowed baggage. For more information please see EASA Safety Precautions regarding the Transport by Air of Damaged, Defective or Recalled Lithium Batteries

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Cobalt Safety Team

Some important facts on lithium batteries & powered vehicles. For more information please watch the EASA lithium battery safety video and read the EASA Safety Information Bulletin.