More carriers joining lithium battery ban

From 1 April lithium ion batteries will be banned from the bellies and freighters of Qantas and Jetstar aircraft, joining an earlier ban by rival Virgin Australia, as well as US-based United and Delta Air Lines.


More carriers joining lithium battery ban


From 1 April lithium ion batteries will be banned from the bellies and freighters of Qantas and Jetstar aircraft, joining an earlier ban by rival Virgin Australia, as well as US-based United and Delta Air Lines. Passengers using lithium ion batteries to power devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptops can continue to bring them on board Qantas aircraft as carry-on luggage, the carrier said.

The move comes after the Qantas Group conducted a new safety assessment which stems from industrywide concern over lithium ion batteries since overheating of these batteries could result in a massive fire.