Easyjet passengers can now use their personal electronic devices during all phases of their flight.
The budget airline has been given the go-ahead by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to permit the use of handheld devices during taxiing, take-off and landing, as long as “flight mode” is switched on.
The move came into force yesterday and means passengers can use ereaders, tablets and mobile phones throughout Easyjet flights.
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.”
Last week, Easyjet announced its 2014 winter schedule with more than 11 million seats on sale on 324 routes (see news, April 10).