Qatar Airways no longer subject to laptop ban

Qatar Airways no longer subject to laptop ban

Qatar Airways no longer subject to laptop ban

We are pleased to announce that the electronics ban has been lifted from Qatar Airways flights departing to all destinations in the U.S. Safety and security are always our highest priority.

Qatar Airways said all personal electronic devices can be carried on board US-bound flights with immediate effect after it met all security requirements.

Even though the US ban has been lifted, Qatar Airways is still facing another major worldwide headache.

As part of new security protocols implemented in March, the United States has banned all electronic devices larger than SmartPhones in cabins on US-bound flights originating from 10 airports in eight countries, citing the threats of hidden bombs.

Donald Trump's administration introduced the ban in March, barring the carrying of laptops on flights to the us from the airports of eight countries - Qatar, Egypt, Morocco the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey and Jordan.

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According to data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) via USA Today, Middle East airlines reported a modest 3.7 percent rise in passenger demand in May, compared to same month during 2016. "We expect demand to pick up now that the ban has been lifted", John Nair, Head (Business Travel) at Cox & Kings said.

The U.S. ban, instituted in March only days before similar ban by the United Kingdom took effect, remains in place at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Cairo International Airport, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Kuwait International Airport and Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca.

Airlines expressed hopes at the time that the measures would pave the way for the lifting of the electronics ban.

Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are yet to announce the ban has been lifted.

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