Emirates Lift Off After 5G Fret

A delay in the roll-out of 5G networks around US airports has enabled Emirates to return to a full schedule after a reduction in flights was imposed at the beginning of the week

A delay in the roll-out of 5G networks around US airports has enabled Emirates to return to a full schedule after a reduction in flights was imposed at the beginning of the week. The US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have issued formal confirmation that lifts the previous restriction on aircraft operations, meaning Emirates will be able to fly to all its US destinations by Saturday (January 22).

From 21 January, the airline will reintroduce its Boeing 777 operations to Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami, Newark, Orlando and Seattle.

Emirates services to Los Angeles, New York JFK, and Washington DC will continue as normal.

Flights to Boston, Houston and San Francisco will also return to Boeing 777 operations on Saturday 22 January.

Earlier this week, Emirates suspended its services to some US destinations based on advice surrounding interference between the 5G antennas and aircraft systems.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “We apologise 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 travellers 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 minimise impact on customers and help us return to service quickly.”

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