Nordica not weighing ban of large electronic devices from carry-on luggage ({{commentsTotal}})

Tablet computers would be banned from carry-on luggage under the British and American bans.
Tablet computers would be banned from carry-on luggage under the British and American bans. Source: (Reuters/Scanpix)

Estonian state-owned airline Nordica has not considered banning electronic devices larger than smartphones from the passenger cabin of its flights as it does not fly to countries listed in recent U.S. and U.K. bans.

"As Nordica has no direct flights from involved countries, this subject is currently not topical for us," Nordica spokesman Toomas Uibo told BNS. "We trust the airports that we fly from and see no reason to change our procedures currently. A person who has entered the EU is for us a checked person."

The U.S. and U.K. have recently banned laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa as well as Turkey.

The U.S. ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone was imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution. It covers inbound flights on nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Phones are not affected.

The British ban, announced hours after the American measure, is similar but applies to different airlines.

Both countries' ban applies to Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, while the U.S. ban further includes Kuwait, Morocco,Quatar and the United Arab Emirates and the British ban includes Lebanon and Tunisia.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS