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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Emirates looks to scale up flights to US after electronics ban hits demand - The National

Emirates looks to scale up flights to US after electronics ban hits demand - The National:

"Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international passengers, has started to ramp up some of its routes to the US that it had scaled back as a result of an electronics ban implemented in March by the Trump administration, and is looking to boost further capacity, its president said. “We’ve already put Orlando back up to a daily and we’ve seen extraordinary high seat factors on Boston and Seattle on the one frequency,” Emirates president Tim Clark said in an interview with The National. “I would say it’s not going to be long before we start re-assessing a reintroduction of our capacity into the US… I’m hoping we can restore that fairly soon.” In March, the US announced that laptops, tablets, e-readers and other large electronic devices would be banned from cabins on flights from 10 airports, including those in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The ban disrupted operations of a number of carriers, with the drop in demand translating into commercial losses."



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