EasyJet passengers allowed to use devices during take off and landing

Business travellers coming in to London may soon be able to use their electronic devices even during take off and landing.

EasyJet, which has recently ramped up its offering for many of London’s airports, has announced it is to start permitting passengers to use their devices throughout entire flights – provided they are switched to ‘flight mode’. This means they can even be used during take off and landing, which is currently off limits on most airlines.

The announcement comes after the European Aviation Safety Agency called for restrictions on the usage of laptops, tablets, e-readers and smartphones to be relaxed, buyingbusinesstravel.com notes.

EasyJet is increasingly becoming known as one of the most device-friendly airlines currently in operation, after unveiling this year it would introduce mobile boarding passes across the vast majority (85 per cent) of its network.

Commenting on the most recent announcement, EasyJet’s group commercial director for customer, product and marketing, Peter Duffy, told businesstraveller.com: “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 on board in flight mode for the duration of their flight with us.

“We think this will be a popular change.”