The US Transportation Security Administration said Monday it is requiring six Middle Eastern carriers to participate in an enhanced cargo screening program as part of an effort to raise global aviation security.
The emergency amendment covers Egypt Air operating out of Cairo International Airport, Royal Jordanian operating out of Queen Alia International Airport, Saudia operating out of King Abdul-Aziz International Airport and King Khalid International Airport, Qatar Airways operating out of Doha International Airport and Emirates and Etihad operating out of Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The US government is requiring all cargo originating from those airports to be screened and secured under Air Cargo Advance Screening protocols.
The TSA said most of the requirements are already being voluntarily applied by airlines around the world.
Emirates, Turkish Airlines say laptop ban lifted on US flightsThe United States has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on US-bound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates and ... Economy
Emirates: US flights ‘operating as per normal’ after new travel curbsDubai-based Emirates Airline said on Thursday its flights to the United States were “operating as per normal” after US officials announced ... Aviation & Transport
Saudia: Passengers to US can carry electronic devices beginning todaySaudi Arabian Airlines has confirmed that the ban on taking electronic devices inside the cabin with passengers was lifted and passengers traveling to ... Aviation & Transport
Saudia Airlines: US laptop ban will be lifted by July 19Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) expects the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronics on direct flights to the United States to be lifted by ... Economy