Electronics ban on US flights from Turkey to be lifted tomorrow

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Turkish Airlines collected 81,736 electronic devices during the 102 days the ban was in place. Source Turkish Airlines
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04 July, 2017

The U.S.in March banned passengers from carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, on commercial flights to the U.S. from 10 global airports in eight Muslim-majority countries - Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey.

CEO Bilal Eksi did not give further details.

Abu Dhabi airport, to which the United States ban also applied, has just had the restriction lifted as a result of a security review.

Etihad Airways confirmed the lifting of the electronics ban in a notice on its website
Etihad Airways confirmed the lifting of the electronics ban in a notice on its website

The airline is working with the country's civil aviation authority, GACA, to implement new security measures for U.S. -bound flights announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week, according to the report.

Anadolu quoted Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan as saying USA officials would come to Istanbul's main Ataturk airport on Wednesday to carry out inspections on the security measures taken, adding that contact with US authorities and the steps taken by Turkey had led to the lifting of the ban.

In March, Washington barred all electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, only allowing them to be transported in hold luggage.


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