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Emirates changes flight crews after ‘Trump travel ban’

DUBAI: Dubai carrier Emirates said it has adjusted its crews for flights to the United States following President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

The new president faced mass protests and global outrage over the controversial bar on travellers from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, as around 300 people were stopped or detained worldwide en route to the US.

“We have made the necessary adjustments to our crewing, to comply with the latest requirements,” a statement from Emirates said.

The carrier added that no staff member had yet been affected by the travel restrictions and stressed that all flights to the US were operating as scheduled.

Tens of thousands of people rallied in US cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry into the country for travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

The order, which bars admission of Syrian refugees and suspends travel to the United States from Syria, Iraq, Iran and four other countries on national security grounds has led to the detention or deportation of hundreds of people arriving at US airports.

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