Electronics ban lifted for Royal Jordanian flights to US


Published: 2017-07-09 13:33

Last Updated: 2023-09-29 02:14

Photo from Royal Jordanian
Photo from Royal Jordanian

The ban on electronic devices on flights to the United States has been lifted for Royal Jordanian (RJ)’s flights from Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport to the US, effective from Sunday, July 9, an RJ statement said on Sunday.

Speaking of the lifting of the ban for RJ flights, RJ ‘s President and CEO Stefan Pichler said: “Enhanced security measures are now implemented to meet the requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all US bound flights.”

He added: “We are glad that our guests can now fly onboard RJ and use their electronic devices. We highly appreciate our passengers’ patience and understanding during the time of the ban.”

From March 24 this year, passengers flying directly from Amman to the US were banned from carrying electronic and electrical devices in the aircraft cabin.

The United States imposed the ban on direct flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries: Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey, the statement continued.

Royal Jordanian operates 16 weekly non-stop flights to three U.S cities: daily flights to Chicago and New York, and two weekly flights to Detroit, RJ added.