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U.S. to tighten security checks for U.S.-bound international flights

  • June 30, 2017
  • , Sankei
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Sankei ran an extensive inside-page report on the announcement on Wednesday by Homeland Security Secretary Kelly that the U.S. will tighten security screening on all commercial flights bound for the U.S. to combat the threat of terrorism. The new measures will probably affect around 2,000 flights and 325,000 passengers per day using some 280 airports in 105 nations. According to the Ministry of Transport, 11 airlines including Delta, JAL, and ANA operate about 540 direct flights to the U.S. per week departing from seven airports and around 10.82 million passengers use these flights per annum. The paper wrote that the airlines and airport operators are concerned about additional burden related to the new security measures and have begun discussing preparations for them.

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