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An Emirates 777-300ER lines up on the runway for a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Emirates Suspends 9 U.S. Routes Citing 5G Rollout Uncertainty

In view of the launch of 5G C-band mobile networks in the U.S. scheduled for Wednesday and the growing concern about the impact it will have on the safety of air operations in certain scenarios, Emirates will suspend its flights to nine airports. The Dubai-based airline issued a statement informing that flights to and from Boston (BOS), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Newark (EWR), Houston (IAH), Orlando (MCO), Miami (MIA), Chicago (ORD), Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO) will be suspended 'until…

Emirates Takes Delivery of Final A380

Emirates took delivery of MSN272 on Thursday, 21 years after betting on the model as its launch customer during the 2000 Farnborough Air Show, when the aircraft was still being presented as A3XX, thus marking the end of the production line of the largest passenger aircraft in history. A total…

Play Records Loss in Its First Full Quarter of Operations

Play Airlines, the Icelandic low-cost carrier start-up, has posted its quarterly results for the period ending in September; it is the company’s first results announcement that comprises three full months of flying, with the company having started its operations in June. As expected, the company posted a net loss of…

Portugal Blocks 16 Ryanair Flights to Morocco, Stranding Over 3,000…

Over 3,000 Portuguese passengers were affected this week with the cancellation of 16 flights of Ryanair connecting Portugal to Morocco. The cancellations were triggered by the country’s civil aviation regulator – the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) — since it did not provide the licenses for the operations in time.…