As a result of telecommunication operators delaying the roll-out of 5G networks around US airports, the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have issued formal notifications that lift the previous restriction on aircraft operations, enabling Emirates to safely restore full scheduled operations to all its US destinations by Saturday.
From 21 January, the airline will reinstate 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 remain unimpacted. Flights to Boston, Houston and San Francisco, on which the airline had temporarily deployed A380 aircraft on 20 and 21 January, will return to Boeing 777 operations on Saturday 22 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.
Earlier this week, Emirates suspended its services to some US destinations based on the FAA advisory and Boeing recommendations on possible interference between the 5G antennas and aircraft systems, as safety of operations is the top priority.
Sir Tim Clark, President 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 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.”
Image Credit: © Emirates Airlines
The most interesting news
WTTC publishes report on Digital Travel post COVID
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today publishes a new report on best practices and support for governments for the introduction of a common ‘Digital Travel Portal’, to allow safe, stress-free travel, that would reduce delays at airports
Qatar Airways Group Releases 2021 Sustainability Report
Qatar Airways Group has today published its Sustainability Report for FY2019-21, a special 2-year edition themed “Response, Relief, Recovery, Resilience”.
Marriott Will Bring The First Ritz-Carlton Reserve To The Middle East
Part of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea destination, this Private Sanctuary will Deliver Transformative and Immersive Guest Experiences.
Radisson Hotel Group debuts in South Sudan with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Juba
Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce its arrival in South Sudan with the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Juba, the country’s first internationally branded 5-star hotel.
Virgin Australia expands Sabre relationship to enable optimized pricing
Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced an expanded and enhanced agreement with Virgin Australia.
Marriott International Announces Two New W Hotels Signings In Italy
Two of Italy’s Most Desirable Hotspots Join W Hotels Growing Italian Portfolio.
Hyatt Announces Plans for First Andaz Hotel in Mexico City
213-room Andaz Condesa Mexico City will mark the second luxury Andaz property in Mexico, representing Hyatt’s continued growth of its luxury lifestyle portfolio in Latin America.
Germany’s Tourism could surpass pre-pandemic levels next year
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact (EIR) reveals the Travel & Tourism sector in Germany will catapult the national economic recovery and could surpass pre-pandemic levels next year, nearly 2.5% above 2019 levels.
Six Senses Douro Valley, Where Friends and Family Take Center Stage
For many decades, when thinking about spending relaxed time with family or friends, the question was, “where do we find a resort that looks and feels like a home, and a home that has the looks and amenities of a resort?”
Emirates and Dilmah Tea celebrate 30 years of partnership
Emirates and Dilmah Tea have enjoyed a longstanding partnership of brewing the finest teas on board and in Emirates’ airport lounges around the world for the past 30 years. To mark the milestone on International Tea Day, all Emirates’ customers w
International Code Informs Efforts to Boost Tourist Confidence in Americas
Tourism leaders from the Americas have met to address the current challenges and opportunities around restoring confidence in travel across the region.
Condor inaugural flight to Boston took off
Off to Boston: Condor flight DE2038, operated with an A330-200 in a two-class configuration, took off at noon today from Frankfurt bound for the USA. This is the first time that Germany's most popular holiday airline has launched connections to the A
Marriott Hotels Will Open Qinhuangdao Marriott Resort in North China
Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott Bonvoy's portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the opening of Qinhuangdao Marriott Resort. The 283-room new hotel marks the debut of Marriott Hotels brand in Hebei province of North Chin
Event marking Turkish Cuisine Week attracts great attention in Austria
Turkish cuisine is unique opportunity for promoting culture, consolidating friendships, says Turkiye's envoy in Vienna.
UNWTO Enjoys High-Level Meetings with America Region Leaders
UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili has met with key figures from the Organization’s American Member States, to further strengthen international cooperation and advance a shared vision for the future.
First Radisson Collection hotel on the Adriatic coast opens in Pula, Croatia
Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the debut of its luxury lifestyle Radisson Collection brand in Croatia, with the opening of Grand Hotel Brioni Pula, A Radisson Collection Hotel.
UNWTO’s Members in the Americas Advance Common Goals
The American Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have met to assess the current state of the sector and plan for its sustainable future.
Turkey sees 2,6M foreign tourists arrivals in April
Despite 225.6% rise year-on-year, April's figure does not overtake pre-pandemic level, official data shows.
Italy’s Tourism could reach pre-pandemic levels next year, reveals WTTC report
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed Italy’s Travel & Tourism sector will provide a significant boost to the country’s economic recovery and could almost reach pre-pandemic levels next year, just 0.3% below 2019 levels.
Premiere on the route from Düsseldorf to Mallorca
First scheduled Eurowings flight with the new Airbus A320neo.
Israeli tourism minister says ties with Turkiye to bring 'great achievements'
Turkiye’s top diplomat visits Israel, marking 1st visit of Turkish foreign minister in 15 years.