Qatar Airways is the ‘World’s Best Airline‘, it’s the carrier bringing Greek food to the sky, the brand introducing one-of-a-kind Business Class and now it’s one of only three airlines exempt from the US electronic bans.

The airline joined Etihad and Emirates in the ‘exempt club’ this week after US officials completed an inspection of the airline’s security measures at Hamad International Airport.

Having received the US Department of Homeland Security tick of approval, Qatar Airways said guests won’t need to ‘laptop loan‘ anymore, as they can now bring all personal electronic devices onboard. This includes all iPads, laptops and DVD players.


Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive of the Qatar Airways Group, said he’s pleased that the ban has been lifted.

“Safety and security are always our highest priority. They are expressed throughout all of our corporate values, and must never be compromised.”

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Chief Executive

“The security measures in place in Doha allow us to continue to provide our renowned world-class service for all our passengers travelling to the U.S.”

While Homeland Security was investigating Qatar Airways’ airport facilities, the carrier was focusing on launching its second route into France.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787

Direct Doha to Nice flights took off this week giving passengers, including Australians, more air choice when travelling to Europe.

The service will operate five times weekly on the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner equipped with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy. The aircraft is also equipped with Oryx One in Flight entertainment system, offering more than 3,000 entertainment options including the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games, and much more.

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