airBaltic to permit use of PEDs during flights

airBaltic will grant passengers the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) such as tablets, book readers and smartphones from gate-to-gate as of 18 April.

Under the rules, passengers need to place their electronic devices in airplane mode. Mobile phones may not be used for calls and all devices must be turned off in rare cases when instructed by crew members. Laptops and other larger devices must be stowed during take-off and landing so as to not pose a safety hazard. Furthermore, passengers will still be asked to follow safety demonstrations.

“Our customers have long wanted to be able to read a book, review documents and photos, or watch a movie on their electronic devices whenever they are on-board one of our flights,” commented Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic.

airBaltic serves sixty destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network which spans Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the CIS, and the Middle East.

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