US lifts laptop ban on Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian flights


The US has lifted its in-cabin ban on laptops and other electronic devices on flights run by Middle Eastern carriers Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways.

Last week, the country lifted this ban on flights operated by Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

In March, the US imposed the measure on flights from ten airports in eight Muslim countries over concerns that bombs could be concealed in them, reported Reuters.

This ban was lifted from Royal Jordanian after new security measures were adopted on flights headed to the US.

"This ban was lifted from Royal Jordanian after new security measures were adopted on flights headed to the US."

Royal Jordanian operates flights to New York, Chicago and Detroit, US from Amman, Jordan.

The ban was lifted on Kuwait Airways, which operates flights from Kuwait to New York, after security measures were inspected on its flights by US officials.

Saudi Arabian Airlines expects the ban to be lifted on flights from Jeddah and Riyadh by next week.

Last month, the US bolstered its security measures by increasing screening times for passengers and electronic devices.

Every day, the new measures will impact more than 300,000 passengers travelling from nearly 300 airports on 180 airlines.