Axar.az
UP
16 December 2017


US to lift laptop ban on July 5

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Turkish Airlines chief executive Bilal Eksi said he expected the ban on large electronic devices from the cabin of US-bound flights from certain countries to be lifted on July 5.

Axar.az reports citing france24.

"We expect the electronic device ban applied to American flights to be lifted on Wednesday July 5," Eksi said on Twitter late Monday without giving further detail.

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.

Flag-carrier Turkish Airlines responded to the ban by offering laptops to business-class travellers in May.

The US on Sunday lifted a ban on passengers taking such devices on Etihad Airways flights from its base in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi, the first airliner to benefit from a lift of the ban.

The decision came after the airline implemented enhanced security measures, a spokesman for the US Department of Homeland Security said.

The ban was put into place after intelligence officials learned of efforts by Islamic State jihadists to produce a bomb that could be secreted inside such devices.

Date
2017.07.04 / 11:12
Author
Axar.az
Comments
loading...
See also

Turkish PM to visit Bangladesh, Rohingya camps

Philippines: Tropical storm kills 3 before landfall

Ukraine’s chief prosecutor says Saakashvili extradition ‘likely’

'Turquoise-Blue' conservatives take the helm in Austria

US may stop Boeing and Airbus jetliner sales to Iran

US uses Al Hasakah camp in Syria to train militants

Trump: Immigrants with lottery visas ‘worst of the worst’

France 'has no plan' to move embassy to Jerusalem

Merkel, Macron aim for eurozone plan by March

Saudi warplanes kill more than 50 people in Yemen

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla