Thursday, 23 March 2017
Turkey says airline device ban aimed at hindering trade
New limitations on in-cabin digital products on journey tickets from Poultry to the U.S. and U.K. are targeted at sweltering economic growth, Business Reverend Bulent Tufenkci said Friday.
“We believe that the ban is not about protection issues but professional issues, especially when we consider the latest growth of Turkish Airways,” he informed Anadolu Organization in the southern region of Malatya.
Last season Turkey’s banner service provider was elected Europe's best air travel for the 6th successive season by traveler pollster Skytrax.
“This ban is also an hurdle to the growth of countries' business,” Tufenkci included.
Since 2015, Istanbul’s Ataturk Worldwide International airport has been Europe's third biggest airport, with 62 thousand travelers moving through yearly.
On Wednesday, the U.S. released strict rules for air travel travelers holding digital products on journey tickets from international airports in eight Muslim-majority nations, such as Ataturk airport.
Under the limitations, only small electronic devices such as cell mobile phones are permitted in the cottage, while bigger gadgets such as laptop computer systems or pills must go in examined baggage.
Turkey discussing with US, UK
The U.S. mentioned fresh “evaluated intelligence” that recommended fear categories ongoing to focus on professional journey tickets by “smuggling intense gadgets in various customer items”.
The U.K. later released a similar ban on all journey tickets from international airports in Poultry, Lebanon, The red sea, Saudi Arabic, The the air jordan and Egypt.
According to Tufenkci, Turkish cops and traditions authorities have already taken safety measures to ensure journey protection.
“The latest technical gadgets are used [at airports],” he said. “We have not recognized anything in computer systems and pills so far that would cause such a problem.”
On Friday, International Ministry spokesperson Huseyin Muftuoglu said Poultry had been discussing with the U.S. and England to remove Ataturk airport and Turkish Airways from the ban list.
Turkish Airways function non-stop journey tickets to the U.S. and the U.K. from Ataturk, which offers with more than 80 thousand journey tickets yearly.
The U.S. Country Security Division said a “small amount of flights” to the U.S. would be impacted and the rules would stay in place “until the risk changes”.