Concerns over laptop ban on US flights

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Concerns are being raised that Irish passengers could be affected by US plans to extend a ban on laptops on flights to America.

European and US aviation officials are meeting today to discuss the issue.

It’s estimated between 60 and 90 per cent of European passengers carry personal electronic devices.

ACI Europe – the group representing European airports – says expanding the laptop ban would be “highly disruptive” and lead to long boarding delays.

Dublin has 179 direct flights to the US every week – making it one of the top five European hubs for connecting to America.