British Airways cancels US-bound flight due to security concerns Various airlines around the world have also expressed concern. They fear that if 5G is introduced in the airport area, the movement of aircraft could be severely disrupted.
The British media Evening Standard reported this information in a report on Wednesday.
According to the report, British Airways has taken this decision due to the fear that if there is a C-band 5G signal near the runway of the airport, the navigation system of the aircraft may be disrupted. British Airways canceled several flights from Heathrow to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco on Wednesday.
Boeing-8 aircraft are also reported to be at high risk of damage. The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued “safety advice” to airlines in this regard.
“We have always been concerned about safety,” British Airways said in a statement. Although we had to cancel a few flights. Even so, we are still trying our best to minimize this temporary inconvenience to our customers. As part of this, some of our flight management aircraft have been changed.
So that the passengers can reach their destination by using this alternative plane. Passengers whose flights have been canceled will also be refunded or have the opportunity to board another flight.
Meanwhile, airlines from around the world have canceled their flights to the United States. Emirates Airlines has already suspended flights to nine US airports from Wednesday until further notice. Therefore, they expressed their sorrow to the passengers and said in a statement that they are working very closely on the issue of safety with the launch of 5G.
Air India, Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Korean Airways have also canceled their flights to the United States. However, another British airline, Virgin Atlantic, has resumed its flights to the United States. However, the company does not have any Boeing 8 model aircraft in its fleet.