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Electronic Ban lifted on Turkish Airlines flights to US

Electronic Ban lifted on Turkish Airlines flights to US

The electronic ban concerning electronic devices that was implemented on US arrival flights since March 25 has ended today on July 5. This morning, Turkish Airlines passengers traveling to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport from Istanbul Atatürk Airport carried their electronic devices on the 6:45 a.m. flight number TK-3.

After lifting the ban on this first flight, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines Mr. M. Ilker Ayci said; ‘‘During 102 days, 81,736 electronic devices were carefully collected from our passengers at gates by our staff and carried in overprotected baggage on 1,087 flights to the US. 75 percent of devices were laptops and tablets, 25 percent of devices consisted of cameras, GPS devices and e-readers. I would like to express my gratitude to all my colleagues who carried out this operation with a sense of mission and sensibility”.

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