Electronics ban on Royal Jordanian flights to U.S. lifted

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The electronic devices ban has been lifted Sunday for Royal Jordanian (RJ)’s flights from Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport to the United States.

“Enhanced security measures are now implemented to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines for all U.S. bound flights,” RJ President/CEO Stefan Pichler said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Xinhua.

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.”

On March 24, passengers flying from Amman directly to the United States 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.

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.

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