Axar.az
UP
15 October 2018


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
See also

S-300 deployment in Syria to make region more stable

EU ministers back sanctions for chemical weapons use

Hungary bans people from living in public areas

South France hit by deadly flash floods

European shares hit 22-month low, risk-off mood prevails

Novatek’s nine-month production up

Saudi consulate in Istanbul to be searched today

25 terrorists 'neutralized' over past week

Syria, Jordan agree to reopen vital border crossing

US doesn't know if N. Korea builds new missiles

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