New security measures in the US will affect 180 airlines
WASHINGTON, 29 June — RIA Novosti, Dmitry Zlatarev. New security measures, the introduction of which, the U.S. government announced Wednesday, will affect 180 airlines and more than two thousand flights, stated in the explanation of the Department of homeland security (DHS).
“In the light of studied intelligence, the head of DHS, John Kelly, found it necessary to implement enhanced security measures for all passenger flights bound for the United States. These measures, both visible and hidden from view, implying a more serious checks of passengers and electronic devices, as well as increased safety standards for aircraft and airports,” the document reads.
It is also noted that we are talking about “105 countries and approximately 280 airports, 180 airlines and 100 an average of 2 flights a day.” As highlighted, these measures will affect approximately 325 thousand passengers a day.
DHS did not specify when this plan will be translated into reality. As emphasized, “over the next few weeks and months, DHS and included in its composition the Office of transport security the United States will work with airlines to ensure the full implementation of the measures.” The airline, which will not be able to fulfill all the conditions in the “certain timing” may face “additional restrictions in terms of security.”
The document States that “although some security measures are necessary to be performed immediately, others will be implemented over time in cooperation with international partners”.