Despite an announcement by AT&T and Verizon that they would pause the 5G rollout near airports, several airlines still cancelled flights or switched aircraft models….Dubai’s Emirates: Suspension of flights to nine (9) U.S. destinations from Jan. 19, the planned date for the deployment of 5G wireless services. Emirates flights to New York’s JFK, Los Angeles and Washington DC will continue to operate.Japan’s (Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines): curtail Boeing 777 flights. …Germany’s Lufthansa: cancelled a flight from Frankfurt to Miami; and switching aircraft used on some U.S. services from Boeing 747-8 to 747-400. Austrian Airlines: switch from a 777 to a 767 to Newark. Korean Air Lines: switched away from 777s and 747-8s on six (6) U.S. passenger & cargo flights, Taiwan’s China Airlines: reschedule some flights…Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways: deploy different aircraft types if needed.The airlines said they were acting in response to a notice from Boeing (BA.N) that 5G signals may interfere with the radio altimeter on the 777, leading to restrictions.
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