easyJet bans large electronics on flights from Turkey and Egypt

easyJet bans large electronics on flights from Turkey and Egypt

easyJet has confirmed that it will be introducing new security measures on its flights from Turkey and Egypt to the UK from today.

The move is in line with new UK government requirements.

The new requirements mean that passengers on affected flights will not be permitted to take large personal electronics, such as kindles, tablets and laptops into the cabin of aircraft and additional security checks will be undertaken at the gate.

“We advise passengers to go to bag drop to check in any electronic items into their hand luggage,” the airline said in a statement.

“All passengers are advised to leave additional time to get to the airport and we recommend that passengers do not bring large personal electronic devices if possible.”

easyJet will contact affected passengers ahead of their flights to notify them of the changes. 

Government action

The British government announced a ban on electric devices on flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia yesterday.

The ban applies to any device larger than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide or 1.5cm deep.

Other UK carriers affected include British Airways, Jet2.com, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson.

Overseas airlines affected are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airways, Atlas-Global Airlines, Middle East Airlines, EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Tunis Air and Saudia.