Qatar Airways becomes fourth airline to be granted US laptop ban exemption allowing for passengers to carry laptops in the cabin on flights to the U.S. It is the fourth airline to be granted exemption, after restrictions on Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Etihad Airlines were lifted.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and Kuwait are yet to announce the ban has been lifted at their airports
Escaping the laptop ban is seen as vital for Mideast operators after the measures led some customers to switch to airlines where they could still use equipment also including tablet computers and games consoles. Emirates cut back operations to the U.S., where it serves 12 cities, in response to a dip in demand from the restrictions and temporary limitations on entry visas.