DHS Secretary John Kelly has released new enhanced security requirements for screening of personal electronic devices and passengers and for explosives for approximately 2,000 daily flights to the U.S. from 280 airports in 105 countries. Airlines that meet the new requirements will not become subject to an expansion of the PED ban established in March.
Some airlines previously subject to the ban on personal electronic devices in airline cabins on direct flights to the U.S. have met those requirements and therefore are no longer on the restricted list. They include:
- Etihad (Abu Dhabi)
- Emirates (Dubai)
- Royal Jordanian (Queen Alia)
- Kuwait Airlines (Kuwait)
- Qatar Airways (Hamad International)
- Turkish Airlines (Ataturk International)