Onboard PED use now allowed on Comair flights
This means that both airlines operated Comair – the other is budget carrier kulula.com – permit the use of devices aboard their flights.
These devices include, but aren’t limited to, handheld, lightweight electronic devices such as tablets, e-readers, smartphones and other small devices such as MP3 players, electronic toys and smart watches.
Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing at kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair), said in a statement: "Safety is always our foremost priority. We have worked very closely with the South African Civil Aviation authority to approve this new policy on our aircraft, which is a significant enhancement to our customer experience.
“Previously, customers had to turn off and stow all electronic devices during taxi, take-off and landing. We’re delighted to announce that passengers will now be able to read e-books, play games, watch videos and get some business done from gate to gate.”