Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Despite laptop ban, Dubai still popular among Indians flyers

The impact of travel bans and electronic device restrictions has started showing on overall passenger traffic volumes at the Dubai airport as traffic to North America fell 4.3% during March compared to the same period last year.
In the last week of March, the US department of homeland security banned "all personal electronic devices larger than a cellphone or smartphone" from the carry-on bags of passengers who board direct flights to the US from the airports in Amman (Jordan), Cairo (Egypt), Istanbul (Turkey), Jeddah and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait, Doha (Qatar), Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The directive had hit passengers from India who fly to the West as one out of every two passengers who fly from India to the US transit through airports in the Middle East. Following the directive, they had check in all electronic devices before they could board the direct flight to the US from the transit airport.
26/04/17 Manju V/The Times Of India

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