UK government okays Thomas Cook to lift PEDs ban on Turkey flights, other country bans remain

The UK government has okayed Thomas Cook Airlines to allow larger personal electronic devices (PEDs) in passengers’ cabin baggage on flights from Turkey. 
The UK had banned laptops, tablets and e-readers from the cabins of aircraft flying from Turkey and five other countries to the UK in response to a similar ban (on different countries) by the USA because authorities there were concerned bombs could be smuggled aboard aircraft hidden in consumer electronics.
 
The US has since lifted its ban, but the UK Department for Transport has continued to impose restrictions on most flights from Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey.
 
Last month Turkish Airlines and Pegasus, both based in Istanbul, were okayed to end the ban on their flights from Istanbul and Izmir to the UK. But the ban continued to apply to British carriers.
 
The restrictions remain in place for flights with Thomas Cook — and all other airlines — from the other countries on the list.

 

UK government okays Thomas Cook to lift PEDs ban on Turkey flights, other country bans remain

The UK government has okayed Thomas Cook Airlines to allow larger personal electronic devices (PEDs) in passengers’ cabin baggage on flights from Turkey. 
The UK had banned laptops, tablets and e-readers from the cabins of aircraft flying from Turkey and five other countries to the UK in response to a similar ban (on different countries) by the USA because authorities there were concerned bombs could be smuggled aboard aircraft hidden in consumer electronics.
 
The US has since lifted its ban, but the UK Department for Transport has continued to impose restrictions on most flights from Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey.
 
Last month Turkish Airlines and Pegasus, both based in Istanbul, were okayed to end the ban on their flights from Istanbul and Izmir to the UK. But the ban continued to apply to British carriers.
 
The restrictions remain in place for flights with Thomas Cook — and all other airlines — from the other countries on the list.