Emirates resumes Boeing 777 flights to United States

DUBAI, UAEEmirates Airlines said on Thursday that it would resume its Boeing 777 flights to destinations in the United States after suspending those routes over concerns about new 5G services in the country.



Most of the Boeing operators around the world heavily rely on the B777s for long-haul routes. Following warnings from the FAA that 5G stations near airports could interfere with aircraft altimeters, many operators canceled their flights to the US or switched to different aircraft.

On Wednesday, The FAA approved more aircraft types for approaching in low visibility near 5G signals, including the Boeing 777.

Before FAA's approval, Emirates was among the most-affected airlines, which operates mostly the Boeing 777s on its routes to the States.

Emirates resumed Boeing 777 flights to Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami, Newark, Orlando, and Seattle today. Boston, Houston, and San Francisco routes will be resumed tomorrow.

“Safety will always be our top priority, and we will never gamble on this front,” Clark said. “We welcome the latest development which enables us to resume essential transport links to the U.S. to serve travelers and cargo shippers,” Emirates president Tim Clark said.
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