Kuwait International and Amman’s Queen Alia International have become the latest airports to see the US in-flight laptop ban lifted.
Passengers on Kuwait Airways flights to New York, and on Royal Jordanian services to Chicago, New York and Detroit, can now take laptops and larger electronic devices on board.
The laptop ban had been put in place by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earlier this year, covering flights from ten Middle Eastern airports to the US.
But last month the DHS announced new enhanced screening measures, with the department stating at the time that the laptop ban could be removed “should the ten airports comply with the enhanced security measures outlined in the TSA directive issued June 28, 2017 and when such procedures are verified by TSA inspectors”.
Since then airports in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Istanbul have seen restrictions lifted, with Kuwait and Amman the latest to join the list.
Announcing the lifting of the ban, Royal Jordanian’s president and CEO Stefan Pichler said:
“Enhanced security measures are now implemented to meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all US bound flights.”
“We are glad that our guests can now fly onboard RJ and use their electronic devices. We highly appreciate our passengers’ patience and understanding during the time of the ban.”