Monday, July 10, 2017

Electronics ban on Kuwait Airways flights to US lifted

Kuwait Airways has announced that its passengers will be able to carry personal electronic items on board all US-bound flights, departing from Kuwait International Airport.  

The US Transportation Security Administration lifted the ban on electronic devices onboard Kuwait Airways flights after US officials inspected the security measures on Kuwait Airways flights. Passengers onboard Kuwait Airways flights from Kuwait International Airport to JFK Airport in New York will now be able to enjoy uninterrupted use of all of their personal electronic devices, the airline said.

Sami Fahd Al-Rushaid, Kuwait Airways chairman, said:  “Safety, security and compliance with international safety regulations are always our top priorities at Kuwait Airways and we are delighted to announce to our passengers that the electronics ban has been lifted on all Kuwait Airways flights departing Kuwait International Airport to the United States.”

He added: “The security measures in place at Kuwait International Airport which are applied on Kuwait Airways flights are fully complaint with international standards.  This allows us to continue to provide services to our passengers flying to the United States or any of our 38-destination international network with our revamped fleet that includes the arrival of the remaining two from our order of ten ultra-long-haul aircraft Boeing 777-300ER, which will be in commercial service by Q3 2017, in addition to 25 new Airbus aircrafts including 15 A320neo and 10 from the A350 family of aircraft which are set to be delivered from 2019.” – TradeArabia News Service

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