Royal Jordanian Airlines has announced that it has received an exemption from the US laptop ban for travelers on board flights from its airport in Amman. This announcement comes after nearly three months the US imposed a ban on electronic devices for US bound flights. The ban was imposed for 10 airports in the Muslim-majority nations in North Africa, Middle East, and Turkey as well, as quoted by the New Indian Express.
The US travel ban for electronic devices was also aimed at flights that originated from Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Egypt.
Stefan Pichler the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines revealed this in a statement issued to the press. He added that increased measures for security have now been implemented for the flights of Royal Jordanian Airlines. These are in compliance with the instructions of the Department of Homeland Security in the US, added the statement.
Stefan Pichler said that he was glad to announce that travelers on board the US-bound flights from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman can carry electronic devices.
Meanwhile, Saudia the flagship airline of Saudi Arabia said that it is anticipating the removal of travel ban for its flights by July 19.
The US has said that it will be removing the travel ban for those nations that adhere to its newly announced safety policies. US Department of Homeland Security had in March outlined fresh guidelines for all overseas flights arriving in the US.
Royal Jordanian Airlines now joins Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, and Etihad in receiving an exemption from the US laptop ban.
Turkish Airlines and Emirates issued a statement last week that they were now exempted from the US laptop ban with immediate effect.
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