Emirates to resume all flights to the US after 5G rollout delay

As a result of telecommunication operators delaying the roll-out of 5G networks around the US Airports, Emirate Airlines has announced the resumption of flights to all of its US destinations.

The US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have issued a formal notification that the previous restriction on aircraft operations, enabling Emirates to safely restore full scheduled operations to all its US destinations by Saturday.

Emirates will reinstate its Boeing 777 operations to Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami, Newark, Orlando, and Seattle from January 21.

Services to Los Angeles, New York JFK, and Washington DC remain unaffected.

Emirates will return to Boeing 777 operations in January Flights to Boston, Houston, and San Francisco, on which the airline had temporarily deployed A380 aircraft on January 20 and 21 will return to Boeing 777 operations in January.

The airline also operates Boeing 777 freighter aircraft to Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Columbus, and Aguadilla, carrying exports and essential cargo such as food and life-saving medicines and pharmaceuticals.

The Airlines suspended its services to some of the US Destinations based on the FAA Advisory and Boeing recommendations on possible interference in aircraft systems and the 5G antennas as a safety measure.

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers by the temporary suspension of flights to some of our US destinations. Safety will always be our top priority, and we will never gamble on this front. We welcome the latest development which enables us to resume essential transport links to the US to serve travelers and cargo shippers. However, we are also very aware that this is a temporary reprieve, and a long-term resolution would be required. Emirates will continue to work closely with the aircraft manufacturers and relevant regulators to ensure the safety and continuity of our services.”

“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding, and express appreciation to our teams and partners who have worked round the clock to minimize the impact on customers and help us return to service quickly.”

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