Monday, June 05, 2017

Global airlines group advocates against laptop ban on flights

Security was high on the agenda at the general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Cancun on Monday, with the global aviation body advocating against a laptop ban on flights.

In March, the US government imposed restrictions on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from ten airports, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey. The move reportedly saw a drop in passengers.

Now, the US Department of Homeland Security is reportedly considering an expansion of a ban on laptops and other large electronics in cabins ....