Airlines ban carriage of power banks in check-in baggage

New Delhi: Various airlines on Friday said passengers will not be permitted to carry power banks and e-cigarettes in their check-in baggage for safety purposes.

"We are trying to educate passengers on the new regulation that power banks and e-cigarettes are not allowed to be stored in the check-in baggage," an IndiGo Spokesperson told IANS.

"This new regulation has caused passenger inconvenience and delays but we are following the same as it is related to safety issue. Globally also, power banks and e-cigarettes are now not allowed to be transported in the cargo belly."

A Jet Airways' spokesperson informed that the airline will not allow power banks in the check-in baggage of the passengers on-board its flights.

"In the interest of safety and as mandated by the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), Jet Airways will not permit carriage of power banks from any manufacturer to be carried in guests' check in baggage on board all its flights," the statement said.

"However, guests may carry these charging devices in their cabin bags."