Qatar Airways said on Thursday it will offer free laptops to business class passengers flying to the United States, in an effort to provide a unique solution to the recently imposed US ban on electronic devices.
In a statement, the Doha-based carrier said it would begin offering a “laptop loan service” to those travelling in business class from “next week”. The laptops would be collected from the gate just before boarding.
“By providing this laptop loan service we can ensure that our passengers on flights to the US can continue to work whilst on-board. This unique ability to offer ‘business as usual’, above and beyond the competition, is yet another example of Qatar Airways justification for being the ‘World’s Best Business Class’,” Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said
“While other airlines have relied on their existing on board offering to comfort passengers we have not rested until we could offer a true solution to our passengers,” he added.
Earlier this month, a new regulations had stopped electronic devices bigger than mobile phones from being taken on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in seven Middle Eastern countries and Turkey, including Qatar and UAE.