The United States has lifted a ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on Etihad Airways flights from its base in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi, Homeland Security said Sunday.
The move — welcomed by Etihad — comes more than three months after the United States prohibited such devices on direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa.
Etihad is the first airliner to benefit from a lift in the ban, which specified that carry-on laptops and other electronic devices larger than cellphones would not be permitted in the cabin on direct flights from the airports, including Abu Dhabi.
The United States’ decision to lift its laptop ban on Etihad flights departing Abu Dhabi came after the airliner implemented enhanced security measures. Read more at DAILY MAIL.