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Emirates Airline to Reduce Flights to U.S.

Some cities will go from having daily flights to flights five days a week


Emirates Airline has announced that it will be reducing the number of flights it sends to the U.S.

The announcement came Wednesday following Trump’s visa ban that was announced on Tuesday, where the POTUS noted that it will be harder for foreign citizens to get visa in the U.S.

The airline announced that it will be cutting down service to five of the 12 U.S. cities that it flies to. Starting May 1, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida flights will go from having daily flights to flights five days a week.

On May 23, Orlando, Florida flights will face the same reduction. On June 1 and 2, Seattle and Boston respectively will go from two daily flights to only one per day.

Emirates Airline will make the same cut for Los Angeles travelers (two per day to once daily) starting on July 1.

“The recent actions taken by the US government relating to the issuance of entry visas, heightened security vetting, and restrictions on electronic devices in aircraft cabins have had a direct impact on consumer interest and demand for air travel into the US,” an airline representative said.

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