"[The ban] would hit the Continent's busiest airports hardest, where a significant portion of U.S.-bound flights would need to be canceled at short notice," said Olivier Jankovec, director general of ACI Europe. "For the flights that could still operate there would be delays, which would compromise onward connections in the U.S." U.S. and European officials met yesterday in Brussels regarding the possible extension to Europe of the large personal electronic device (PED) ban currently in place on flights from 10 Middle East and North Africa airports to the U.S. According to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security released following that meeting, officials will meet again in Washington next week to "further assess shared risks and solutions for protecting airline passengers while ensuring the smooth functioning of global air travel." Get the full story at Travel Weekly Read also "Business travel group warns of ‘economic tsunami’ caused by laptop ban"