Kuwait Air joins list of airlines exempt from laptop ban

Kuwait Air joins list of airlines exempt from laptop ban
Published: 9 July 2017 - 2:46 p.m.
By: AVB Staff

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

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration lifted the ban on electronic devices onboard Kuwait Airways flights after U.S officials inspected the security measures on Kuwait Airways flights. Following this announcement, passengers onboard Kuwait Airways flights from Kuwait International Airport to JFK Airport in New York will be able to enjoy uninterrupted use of all of their personal electronic devices.

Commenting on the lift of the electronic ban Mr. Sami Fahd Al-Rushaid, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Airways, 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.”

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