Electronics ban on Egypt-US flights lifted Wednesday

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Online ticket purchases for airlines in Egypt amounts to $1.9bn, out of $11bn in the Arab region. (AFP Photo)

The three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops into aircraft cabins on flights from Egypt to the United States has been lifted on Wednesday.

Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathi welcomed the decision, adding that there was coordination between Cairo International Airport and EgyptAir, which reassured the US authorities on security procedures applied to EgyptAir flights to New York.

EgyptAir Chairperson Safwat Musallam said the ban on taking laptops and other electronic devices aboard aircraft cabins on EgyptAir flights to New York has been lifted on Wednesday for a year or until another emergency amendment is introduced. He added that a similar ban on flights to London was still in effect.

On 25 March, the United States banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from cabins on direct flights to the United States from ten airports in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.

Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJA) announced on Sunday that it would lift the ban on electronic devices in cabins on direct flights to the United States on Sunday.

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