KOTA KINABALU: Local airline MASwings is banning two wheeled self-balancing scooters known as hoverboards on its aircraft from Saturday.
The airline said the ban was due to the unstable nature of lithium batteries that power these vehicles.
In a statement Friday, MASwings said that it was generally accepted that lithium batteries were prime hazards prone to damage and spontaneous combustion.
â€œHence in view of safety issue, an embargo on uplifting the item on air travel is urgently put in place,â€ the airline said.
It said the decision to embargo the carriage was in line with the decision made by the Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB).