Passengers on London to Ercan flights with Pegasus Airlines, shortly will not have to leave the aircraft and pass through security checks in Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Kudret Ozersay announced on his social media account.
Noting that passengers were severely inconvenienced as the result of a practice launched by the UK Department of Transport on Ercan-London flights. This requires passengers to disembark from the plane in Istanbul to go through a second security check. Ozersay argued that the same practice observed by the Pegasus Airlines on London-Ercan flights was causing further victimisation of passengers.
He said, based on his contacts with Pegasus Airlines officials on Wednesday, a positive development will take place on the issue within a few days and at least on London-Ercan flights, passengers will no longer be required to leave the aircraft and pass through security checks in Turkey.
In his statement, Ozersay also thanked Turkish officials and Pegasus Airlines officials. “Now it’s time to take steps for lifting the meaningless practice demanded by the British government on Ercan-London flights”, he said adding that they will do their best to have this practice revoked.