UK lifts electronic ban on Royal Jordanian flights to London Heathrow

August 7, 2017 1:00 pm

The UK has lifted the electronic ban that was imposed on larger phones, laptops and tablets in aircraft cabins on Royal Jordanian flights from Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) to the UK.

Royal Jordanian passengers were allowed to carry these electronic devices in the cabin from August 4.

The airline runs daily flights between Amman and London on its Boeing 787 with 270 seats.

Additional security

The UK government’s decision to lift the ban required carriers to apply additional security measures for UK-bound flights.

On March 26 this year, passengers flying directly from Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis and Lebanon to the UK were banned from carrying the above-mentioned devices in the aircraft cabin.

The move followed the Donald Trump administration’s decision to impose restrictions on electronic devices carried by travellers coming to the US from ten airports, mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats.

However, US authorities lifted the ban on Dubai’s Emirates Airline, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines early last month after implementing extra security measures.


Mujeeb Rahman
By Mujeeb Rahman
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