Emirates, the large Dubai airline, on Wednesday suspended its flights to nine destinations in U.S, due to “concerns from the operational point of view”, linked to the deployment of the 5G network in some airports. Several US airlines warned authorities on Monday of the potential “chaos” that the deployment of this ultra-fast internet technology around airports will represent.
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“Due to operational concerns linked to the planned deployment of the 5G mobile network in some airports in U.S, Emirates will suspend its flights to (nine) destinations” of the country, reported the airline.
The measure took effect on Wednesday and will apply “until further notice”, according to Emirates, which cites the nine airports: Boston, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco and Seattle.
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The airline will continue to fly to New York, Los Angeles and Washington.
The US aviation agency, the FAA, expressed concern about inferences between the frequencies used by 5G and those of essential flight instruments for landing aircraft in certain weather conditions.
The FAA demanded adjustments and finally the telephone operators AT&T and Verizon decided to delay the deployment of 5G, scheduled for this Wednesday.
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