After the temporary suspension of flights to many of our US destinations earlier this week, Emirates now announced the resumption of a full flight schedule across the United States by 21 January.
The announcement comes after the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have issued formal notifications that lift the previous restriction on aircraft operations.
Emirates will resume flight operations to the following US destinations starting from 21 January 2022:
- Chicago (EK 235)
- Orlando (EK 219)
- Miami (EK 213)
- Dallas Fort Worth (EK 221)
- Seattle (EK 229)
- Newark (EK 209)
Similarly, the airline will resume operations to the following US destinations starting from 22 January 2022:
- Houston (EK 211)
- San Francisco (EK 225)
- Boston (EK 237)
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 travelers 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 minimize the impact on customers and help us return to service quickly.”