Emirates, Etihad, Qatar to let barred passengers on U.S. flights

DUBAI Feb 4 Emirates, Etihad Airways
and Qatar Airways said on Saturday they will allow passengers
barred by President Donald Trump’s executive order to board
U.S.-bound flights after a federal judge blocked the move.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has advised them they
can board travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries and
all refugees who had been banned under the order, the airlines
said.

“Acceptance will naturally be subject to checks completed by
U.S. authorities as existed prior to the issuance of the
Executive Order on 27 January,” an Etihad spokesman told Reuters
in emailed comments.

Emirates and Qatar Airways spokeswomen confirmed the
airlines were again accepting all passengers with valid travel
documents.

Air France, Spain’s Iberia and Germany’s Lufthansa
also followed suit after the federal judge’s ruling,
which the White House said it planned to appeal as soon as
possible.

Trump’s suspension on the entry of nationals from Iran,
Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, and all refugees
caught airlines off guard, with some carriers forced to
re-roster flight crew in order to abide by the order.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Alexander Smith)

Source: Reuters

News

BRIEF-Moody's says Euro Area's economic recovery supports stable 2018 outlook

January 15, 2018 mmayha 0

Jan 15 (Reuters) – Moody‘s: * MOODY‘S SAYS EURO AREA‘S ECONOMIC RECOVERY SUPPORTS STABLE 2018 OUTLOOK, DESPITE PATCHY STRUCTURAL REFORM PROGRESS‍​ * MOODY‘S SAYS FORECASTS THAT EURO AREA GROWTH WILL AVERAGE 2.0 PERCENT IN 2018, […]

News

RPT-Germany to include yuan in FX reserves – c.banker

January 15, 2018 mmayha 0

(Repeats to more subscribers) HONG KONG, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s central bank has decided to include China’s currency, the yuan, in its foreign exchange reserves, Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret said in Hong Kong […]

News

Singapore files more charges against Shell oil theft suspects

January 15, 2018 mmayha 0

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singapore court on Monday filed additional charges against nine men accused in a large-scale oil theft at Shell’s biggest refinery, the latest development in an extensive investigation in the city-state. The […]

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply