British Airways is to permit passengers to switch on mobile phones and other handheld electronic devices after landing.

The airline says it "has now demonstrated to the Civil Aviation Authority that their customers can safely use their handheld electronic devices, once their aircraft vacates the runway".

The new policy applies from 1 July. Passengers have hitherto been forced to wait until their aircraft has come to a complete stop and doors opened before they can use phones or electronic devices.

BA says it made an approach to the UK CAA in response to feedback from customers.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news