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Airports Exempted From The U.S. Electronic Ban (Updated)

Etihad Airways (EY) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) were the first airportss to demonstrate to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they have the enhanced security measures (Related news on Enhanced Security Measures) in place for all US bound flights and were rewarded with the large electronic device ban lift (Related news on Ban Lift at Abu Dhabi International Airport).  Emirates (EK) / Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Turkish Airlines (TK) / Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport (IST) are the next two to obtain approvals to allow these devices on board. This post has been updated on progress on other countries.

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Turkish Airlines Expanding with Airbus A380s? (Updated)

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Turkish Airlines has been going through major route expansion since entering Star Alliance back in 2008. The biggest aircraft it currently operates is a Boeing 777-300ER which can sit 337 passengers in a three-class configuration.  The “Globally Yours” airline has been looking for options to lease or buy bigger aircraft type to fly from its hub in Istanbul (IST) to highly populated cities like Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG) and Tokyo (HND/NRT) where flight slots are more restricted.

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