Emirates has decided to reduce their number of flights to United States cities to five. This change will become effective starting next month.
Emirates, the Dubai- Based Airline said that the change was made as a result of the new security rules which targets travellers from the Middle East which mostly consist of Arab countries.
In March, any electronic device which is larger than a mobile phone in size was banned by the US from cabin luggage on flight from a total of 10. Some of these airports included Turkey, North Africa, Middle East as well as Dubai.
The United Kingdom Imposed similar rules to the United States
Two executive orders were signed by the US president Donald Trump. The orders were to bar refugees together with nationals of foreign countries, mainly in the Middle East and North Africa from travelling to the United States. The bans have been also contested in law courts.
Last Month the Emirates’ president Mr. Tim Clark claimed that demand to the US has dropped by almost a third since President Trump’s announcement.
Emirates, one of the largest airlines in the world has come up with new services to cope up with the laptop bans. They now offer tablets on loan top their passengers and other services of checking in the electronics at the gate.
Emirates went ahead to confirm that their flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will be reduced from the current daily flight to five flights a week comes the month of May.
In addition, the airline has also decided to cut back its two flights a day to Seattle and Boston to once a day. This will be effective from the next month of June. And from next July, they will only have a single flight a day to Los Angeles.
In the year 2004, Emirates made its first flight to North America. Currently, this fast-growing flight company serves a total of 12 US destinations. Last month, it had launched its recent route between Athens and Newark.
The expansion of Emirates has resulted to conflict with other airlines from the United States, which have made accusation against the group of receiving government subsides.