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Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions

Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions

Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions

  • 19 April 2017
  • From the section Business

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Emirates will reduce flights to five US cities from next month, after new security rules targeted travellers from the Middle East.

The Dubai-based airline said the change was due to weaker demand for US travel.

In March, the US and UK banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from cabin luggage on flights from certain countries.

This included Dubai, as well as some other countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.

Mr Trump has also signed two executive orders to bar refugees and nationals of several Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa from travelling to the US. Those bans have been contested in court.

Emirates said it will reduce direct flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando to five a week in May from the current daily flights.

The airline will also cut back its twice-daily flights to Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles to once a day.

Fast-growing Emirates flies to 12 US destinations.

Source : BBC News – Business

Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions

Emirates to cut US flights after Trump travel restrictions

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