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Air India cancels some flights to this country

Mumbai: The national air carrier of India, Air India has suspended some flights to the USA.  Air India informed passengers that it will not be able to operate the Delhi-JFK-Delhi and Mumbai-EWR-Mumbai flights, amongst others, on Wednesday.

The flights were cancelled due to operational concerns associated with the planned deployment of 5G mobile network services at certain airports in the US. The  Federal Aviation Administrator in the USA  has warned that the deployment of new 5G technology could affect sensitive airplane instrument such as altimeters and significantly hamper low-visibility operations.

Also Read: Emirates Airlines announces flight suspension 

The airline said that it will operate the flight to Washington DC from Delhi by AI103 on Wednesday.

Earlier Emirates Airlines based in Dubai  said that it would suspend flights to nine U.S. destinations from January 19. Emirates flights to New York`s JFK, Los Angeles, and Washington DC will continue to operate. Japan’s two major airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, said they would curtail Boeing 777 flights.


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