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Laptop Ban Lifted on Emirates, Turkish Airlines

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By    |   Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017 10:14 AM

The laptop ban on flights to the U.S. has been been lifted from Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines.

An announcement that the in-cabin ban of large electronic devices on all U.S.-bound flights, which was implemented in March, had been removed was made on Wednesday. This follows the implementation of new U.S. security measures, noted Reuters.

Chief executive of Turkish Airlines, Bilal Eksi, mentioned the news on Twitter on Monday, saying the ban was expected to be lifted by Wednesday.

He later said the airline expected that flights to Britain would also experience the lift of similar restrictions soon.

The U.S. implemented the ban of laptops and other large devices in cabins on flights travelling from Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey.

This was based on fears that bombs could be concealed in these electronic devices, reported The Financial Express.

The removal of the ban comes as a welcomed decision to Emirates, which has stated that the restrictions had resulted in a decline in demand of U.S flights.

Earlier this week, a similar ban was lifted from Etihad Airways' flights travelling from Abu Dhabi International Airport to the U.S. This has resulted in other airports pushing for a similar resolution.

Reuters reported heightened security measures at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Wednesday, with security officials examining passengers' laptops.

"When I was buying the ticket I thought 'shall I buy one for the day after just in case', but I bought one for today when they said it was being lifted," Emre Tokmak, a passenger on a Turkish Airlines morning flight to New York traveling with his laptop, told reporters at the airport.

Last month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced intentions to implement tighter security for all commercial flights to the U.S.

"These measures, both seen and unseen, include enhanced screening of passengers and electronic devices as well as heightened security standards for aircraft and airports," the DHS said in a news release.

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