Etihad passengers can once again take laptops and other large electronic devices on board flights from Abu Dhabi Airport to the US, following the lifting of restrictions.
The laptop ban had been put in place by the US Department of Homeland Security earlier this year, covering flights from ten Middle Eastern airports to the US, including Etihad’s Abu Dhabi base. But the carrier has now confirmed that restrictions have been lifted, ‘following the successful validation of security measures at the US Preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi Airport’.
There are now just three airports still on the TSAs’ list of laptop restrictions for flights into the US, following the lifting of the ban on flights from Cairo International airport yesterday.
Egyptair joins Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways in once again being able to permit its customers to take laptops and larger electronic devices onboard flights to the US.
In a tweet Egyptair said: “The electronic ban has been lifted on Egyptair flights to New York effective Wednesday, July 12th”.
This leaves just Casablanca’s Mohammed V International airport, Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International , and Riyadh’s King Khalid International on the list of airports where the ban is still in place.