Emirates airline is reportedly changing its pilots and cabin crews on flights to the United States following Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from several Muslim-majority countries.
The Dubai-based carrier, which has 11 flights to US cities each day, made “the necessary adjustments to our crewing, to comply with the latest requirements,” an Emirates spokeswoman told Reuters on Sunday
The President’s executive order temporarily suspended refugees and immigrants travelling from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US.
Reuters reports the ban also applies to pilots and flight attendants from those seven countries, even though all flight crew who are not US citizens already need a special visa to enter the country.
The impact of the ban on operations would be minimal, another spokeswoman told the agency, as Emirates employs over 23,000 flight attendants and around 4,000 pilots from around the #world.