Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, announced Wednesday that it is reducing the number of flights to the United States due to a drop in demand caused by President Trump's recent travel policies.
"The recent actions taken by the U.S. 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 U.S.," the airline said.
The Dubai government-owned airline said the decision will affect five of the 12 destinations it serves, starting next month.
Daily flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla., will be reduced to five days a week. Twice-daily flights to Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston will be cut to one flight per day.
Dubai was one of the 10 cities affected by the Trump administration's travel policy banning the use of laptops, tablets and other electronic devices larger than cellphones in carry-on luggage on U.S.-bound flights.
The Department of Homeland Security instituted the ban on March 21 affecting all non-stop flights on foreign airlines from Amman, Jordan; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; Kuwait City; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.