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.
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.