Dubai-headquartered Emirates airline, which serves 12 U.S. cities from its hub at Dubai International Airport (DXB) said it worked with U.S. authorities to meet new security rules, and announced the lifting of the ban via its Twitter feed.
|Tweet announcing lifting of laptop ban|
Passengers traveling to the U.S. aboard Turkish Airlines from Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport (IST) are also now allowed to bring their laptops onboard.
Passengers aboard Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi International (AUH) to the U.S. were allowed to resume carrying their laptops effective Sunday, July 2.
Dubai, Istanbul and Abu Dhabi airports have reportedly put tighter security checks in place, convincing U.S. officials that the ban for flights on those three airlines from those three airports are no longer necessary.
The ban remains in effect for flights from seven other airports in the region. Those airports are:
- EGYPT: Cairo International (CAI)
- JORDAN: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM), Amman
- KUWAIT: Kuwait International Airport (MWI), Kuwait City
- MOROCCO: Mohammad V International Airport (CMN), Casablanca
- QATAR: Hamad International Airport (DOH), Doha
- SAUDI ARABIA: King Khaled International Airport (RUH), Riyadh, and King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), Jeddah
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