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New security requirements on cabin baggage

Following the announcement by the UK Government the electrical items listed below will no longer be permitted in the aircraft cabin and will need to be checked in as hold baggage on all flights FROM AND THROUGH Istanbul to all Turkish Airlines UK destinations (London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham)

  • All Lap tops
  • All Tablets such as Ipads
  • All E-Readers such as Kindles  
  • Mobiles phones larger than 16cm in length 9.3cm wide 1.5cm deep

The following ‘Plus’ Phones are permitted

  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • LG G3
  • Sony Xperia Z2

These regulations come into force from midnight local time on Saturday 25th March.

The restrictions apply to all passengers travelling from Istanbul or through Istanbul, eg if your journey is Bangkok-Istanbul-London

The restrictions DO NOT apply on flights departing from the United Kingdom

Further information can be obtained from the Department for Transport


If you have any questions please contact your local Turkish Airlines office