Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, said on Thursday it would work with authorities to implement new security measures on flights to the United States “as soon as possible,” Reuters reports.
U.S. authorities want increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas, expanded canine screening and additional places where travelers can be cleared by U.S. officials before they depart.
The enhanced security measures for flights to the country were designed to avoid expanding an in-cabin ban on laptops.
“We welcome the US Department of Homeland Security’s latest directive on enhanced screening measures. Lifting the ban on bringing laptops and other personal electronic devices onboard will be good news for travelers flying into the U.S.,” an Emirates spokeswoman told Reuters in a statement.
“We look forward to working with the authorities and Dubai airport stakeholders to implement these measures as soon as possible for our US flights.”
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