Turkish Airlines offers laptops on UK flights
The service was made available to passengers on a Manchester-bound flight early on Friday.
Business-class passengers will hand over their laptops to a Turkish Airlines employee and request a computer from the cabin crew to use in-flight.
The move is an attempt to deal with a U.S. and British ban on in-cabin laptop use on flights departing from several airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
Turkey's flag-carrier previously introduced a similar service for U.S.-bound customers.
Britain introduced the measures on March 21 to cover tablets, laptops and some cellphones, echoing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Turkish Airlines' dual-functionality devices can be used as both a laptop and a touchscreen tablet. Passengers will be able to save their personal information on a USB memory stick.
All personal data will be deleted after the device is shut down to protect users’ privacy. ■