Electronic device ban lifted to bring on aircraft on flights Abu Dhabi-USA
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Measure started from July 2 that finds the approval by Etihad, the only to make the direct link
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revoked totally the ban to embark on aircraft any electronic device on the departing flights from Abu Dhabi towards USA, following to the validation of security measures at the US Preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi airport happened last July 2. Effective immediately, the removal of the restrictions -according to the DHS' spokesperson David Lapan- allows passengers flying to the US to carry all laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices, subject to enhanced security measures. A measure that obviously has the approval of the only airline that serves direct connections from Abu Dhabi international Airport to USA, and that is Etihad Airwyas, that has informed in a note: "All our guests travelling to the United States overpass US Immigration and Customs passing through the US Preclearance facility in Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport, one of a few present in the Middle East. At the arrival they land in the US as domestic passengers with no requirement to queue for immigration and custom checks again. Etihad Airways is among the first carriers to have implemented the short-term measures required by the Transportation Security Administration -a phenomenon that involves 180 airlines and 280 airports- thanks to the superior security advantages provided by the preclearance facility. The airline currently operates 45 flights a week between Abu Dhabi and six cities across the United States. The US represent one of our key-markets, with 203,515 passengers transported -from Abu Dhabi towards the Nation". See for details AVIONEWS 1 and 2.
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