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Emirates announces resumption of all flights after 5G delay

The airline announced that it will reinstate its BOEING 777 operations from January 21

Dubai’s esteemed flight carrier Emirates recently announced that it will resume its flight operations to all of its US destinations after telecommunication operators delayed the roll-out of 5G networks around US airports, according to media reports.

The flight carrier also mentioned that after the telecommunication companies delayed the rollout of 5G networks around the US airports, both Boeing and US Federal Aviation Administration issued a formal notice about the lifting of the previous restrictions. This enabled Emirates to safely restore full scheduled operations to all its US destinations by Saturday.

From January 21, the airline reinstated its Boeing 777 operations to Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami, Newark, Orlando and Seattle. The airlines’ service to other regions like Los Angeles, New York JFK, and Washington DC remain unimpacted. Flights to Boston, Houston and San Francisco, will all return to Boeing 777 operations on January 22, after the airline temporarily deployed A380 aircraft on January 20 and 21.

Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, told the media, “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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