Wednesday, 5 July 2017

US laptop ban lifted on Emirates and Turkish Airlines



Emirates has said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States.

 
In March, the US banned laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be concealed in them.


Emirates, which flies to the US from its Dubai hub, said it worked with US authorities to meet new security rules.


Turkish Airlines said it was also now allowing passengers travelling to the US to take their laptops onboard.


The two airlines join Etihad, which saw the ban lifted on Sunday for its flights from Abu Dhabi after US authorities found it had put tighter security checks in place.
Emirates said in a statement: "Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for Emirates' flights from Dubai International Airport to the USA."




BBC     News.