Emirates has reinstated its flights to the United States following a decision by telecommunication operators to delay the rollout of 5G networks around US airports.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 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 (local time).
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.
"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," said Emirates President Sir Tim Clark.
"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."
From January 21 the airline will reinstate its Boeing 777 operations to Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami, Newark, Orlando and Seattle, while its services to Los Angeles, New York JFK and Washington DC remain unimpacted.
Flights to Boston, Houston and San Francisco - on which Emirates had temporarily deployed A380 aircraft - will return to Boeing 777 operations this weekend. 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, these flights will also resume.