The US announced on June 28, 2017, it would implement tough new security rules for all airlines flying into the country, but held off from a threatened expansion of its carry-on laptop ban. (AFP Photo)
ISTANBUL, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The Turkish Airlines confirmed on Tuesday that the United States will lift the ban on electronics on flights from Istanbul on Wednesday.
"As of tomorrow, we will put another ban, another crisis behind," Ilker Ayci, the airlines' chairman, told reporters in Istanbul.
According to the airlines' press office, U.S. security officials would carry out inspections on the security measures at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport prior to the first flight to New York on Wednesday morning.
Turkey started to use U.S.-manufactured tomography machines for luggage scan on a test basis by the end of June, local press reports said.
In March, Washington banned devices larger than a smart phone in cabins on U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in eight countries including Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, citing the threat of bombs hidden in the electronics.
The U.S. first lifted the ban on flights from Abu Dhabi on Sunday.