British Airways is the latest airline to cancel flights to the US over safety fears of 5G. This is in response that the activation of the C-band strand of the mobile phone service near to US airports on Wednesday, which could affect the plane’s navigation systems.
There are concerns the 5G in the US could potentially disrupt the planes altimeters which measures the altitude as the country uses a different frequency to the UK.
In some parts of the UK this has been halted and Boeing 777s are most at risk it has been reported.
On Wednesday.British Airways has cancelled flights from Heathrow to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.
In a statement BA said, “Safety is always our priority. We are monitoring the situation in the US closely and will continue to review our schedule in the next few hours.
“We’re disappointed that some of our customers are facing potential disruption and will update them as soon as possible on any changes to their travel plans.”
On Wednesday the Dubai based airline Emirates suspended all its flights to nine US airports on We “until further notice.”
The airline told customers the measure was “due to operational concerns associated with the planned deployment of 5G mobile network services in the US at certain airports.”
It added, “Emirates regrets any inconvenience caused. We are working closely with aircraft manufacturers and the relevant authorities to alleviate operational concerns, and we hope to resume our US services as soon as possible.”