US ends laptop ban on Emirates flights

The electronics ban on Emirates flights has been lifted with immediate effect

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US ends laptop ban on Emirates flights The announcement follows as both Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines have also had partial restrictions removed.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 5, 2017

Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, has confirmed that the US laptop ban has been lifted ‘effective immediately.

"Emirates has been working hard in coordination with various aviation stakeholders and the local authorities to implement heightened security measures and protocols that meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security's new security guidelines for all US bound flights," an Emirates spokesperson said.

"We would like to express our gratitude to the US and local authorities for their support and thank our customers for their understanding and patience during the last few months when the ban was in place."

The announcement follows as both Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines have also had partial restrictions removed. Passengers flying from Abu Dhabi to the US with Etihad Airways are now allowed to carry on-board their electronic devices and passengers travelling with Turkish Airlines to New York's JFK International airport can do the same.

In March this year, the US banned electronic devices which are bigger than a smartphone on flights traveling to the US from Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey.

Related: In pics: US laptop ban explained

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