Middle East and Gulf large Carriers Etihad Airways, Emirates, Saudi Airlines, Royal Jordanian airlines informed their customers about new security policy of United States regarding electronic baggage items. The directive issue by US federal agency of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which restrict traveler to carry large electronic devices having size more the ordinary Smart Phone these device includes laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games(XBOX etc) and other such items.
The directive not issued publicly while contain few information regarding which countries, airports as well as airlines will face this restriction.
It may includes 8 countries mainly originating from Middle east and Seven Airports in these countries. The full information of this Ban may announced by US department of Homeland Security.
Considering the major airports of middle East the affected Airports includes:
- Queen Alia Airport in Jordan
- Cairo International in Egypt
- Ataturk International in Turkey
- King Abudlaziz Riyadh and King Khalid in Saudi Arabia
- Kuwait International in Kuwait, Mohammaed V in Morocco
- Doha International Airport in Qatar
- Dubai international and Abu Dhabi international Airport in the United Arab Emirates
While major carriers of gulf and middle east may includes
- Royal Jordainian
- Turkish Airlines
- Saudia Ailines
- Kuwait Airways
- Royal Air Morocco
- Qatar Airways
- Etihad Airways
New Regulation were issued by several Airlines, Saudia Airlines and Jordanian Airlines Tweeted the Ban while emirates announced it publicly saying that “Emirates can confirm that as per the new security directive issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), electronic devices larger than a cell phone/smart phone, excluding medical devices, cannot be carried in the cabin of the aircraft,””
Here is Tweet Issued by Saudi Airlines in Arabic
— SAUDIA | السعودية (@Saudi_Airlines) March 20, 2017