The ban on carrying electronics in the aeroplane cabins of flights arriving from Abu Dhabi to the USA has been lifted.
Etihad, the UAE airline, announced that its hub airport had been cleared to lift the ban at by the United States government after implementing extra security measures.
DHS spokesman David Lapan said that TSA officials verified the new measures with "visual confirmation". "Their efforts are a model for both foreign and domestic airlines looking to adopt the new measures".
In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security said Etihad Airways has been "granted approval to allow personal electronic devices in the cabin of the aircraft on US bound flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport".
"In this context, we would like to extend our honest thanks to our distinguished guests for their understanding and loyalty during the period when the devices embargo was in force", said the statement.
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In late May, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he was considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all global flights to and from the United States. That airport already has a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility that allows passengers to clear screening they'd otherwise have to go through when landing in America.
Abu Dhabi already has US -based security and immigration officials at the airport.
All this also comes amid a wider dispute between Gulf airlines and American carriers, which accuse the Middle East airlines of flooding the market with capacity while receiving billions of dollars of unfair government subsidies.
Washington has promised to lift its March ban affecting the 10 airports when airliners adhere to additional security measures.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad on Sunday night said US-bound passengers can now take electronics on board its aircraft. When guests land in the U.S., they arrive as domestic passengers with no requirement to queue for immigration and custom checks again. The US is also an important destination for Indian flyers taking these airlines and America's ban on personal electronic devices larger than cellphones in hand bag had affected them.