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Laptop ban has impact on US flights from Middle East claims IATA

Posted 2 June 2017 · Add Comment

Official figures from IATA have confirmed that the US ban on cabin carriage of personal electronic devices.such as laptops is having an impact on Middle East carriers


The restriction was imposed on US routes from 10 airports, in the Middle East and North Africa, in March.
Ahead of the IATA AGM being held in Cancun, Mexico, from Sunday, the airline organisation detailed passenger traffic for April 2017, the first full month since the introduction of the scheme. Its data suggests passenger traffic on Middle Eastern carriers operating US services fell by 2.8% during the month.
"There are indications that passengers are avoiding routes where the ban is in place," director general Alexandre de Juniac said. "This was the first annual decline recorded for this market in at least seven years," an IATA statement said. "While traffic growth on the market segment already was slowing, the decline is consistent with some disruption from the ban as well as a wider impact on inbound travel to the USA from the Trump administration’s proposed travel bans."


 

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