IATA is continuing dialogue with governments individually and through ICAO to find sustainable alternatives to the current laptop ban.
The ban—which was implemented with little notice or coordination with the industry—applies to certain flights departing the Middle East and North Africa.
The responses of Canada, the EU and Australia demonstrate a ban on large electronic devices in the cabin is not the only way forward
Amid rumors that the ban could be extended, IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has called on the relevant governments to urgently seek alternatives.
“The responses of Canada, the EU and Australia to the same intelligence demonstrate that a ban on large electronic devices in the cabin is not the only way forward,” he said in Washington on 3 May 2017.
“Indeed we believe that it is not sustainable in the long run.”