The move reduces flights to nearly half of the airline’s U.S. destinations, according to The Wall Street Journal, which viewed a notice from the airline to its business partners. Emirates Airlines flies to 12 U.S. destinations.

“Over the past three months, we have seen a significant deterioration in the booking profiles on all our U.S. routes, across travel segments,” the airline said in a statement. “Emirates has therefore responded as any profit-oriented enterprise would, and we will redeploy capacity to serve demand on other routes on our global network.”

Last month, the U.S. banned electronics larger than cellphones in carry-on luggage on flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa, including those in Turkey and Dubai. Earlier this year, the administration of President Donald Trump moved to ban new visas being issued to people from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iraq, Libya and Sudan.

By Lucy Westcott

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