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Air India gets Boeing nod, to resume US operations on Friday

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MUMBAI: The troubles for passengers booked on US-bound Air India flights seems to be over as the airline on Thursday tweeted that its India-US operations will follow the normal schedule from Friday.

Air India had cancelled eight return flights on Wednesday and six on Thursday due to air safety concerns over the deployment of 5G communications in North America. On Thursday, the airline operated three relief flights out of India carrying the stranded passengers. Later in the day, Air India tweeted: “Flight operations to/from destinations in USA were affected during the last two days. We would like to inform our passengers travelling to/from destinations in the USA that effective 0001 hours of 21st January 2022 normal flight operations will recommence to/from USA.”

The impasse was resolved after Air India received clearance from aircraft manufacturer Boeing to operate its Boeing 777 aircraft to the US, said an Air India spokesperson. The first Boeing 777 flight from Delhi to New York departed at 7.45am, followed by Chicago flight AI-127 at 2.25pm and San Francisco flight AI-17 at 3.36pm.

“The flights would have departed in the morning itself, but passengers had to undergo Covid tests as their earlier tests expired,” said the airline official. But passengers, especially those based in the US booked to fly to India, continue to battle rescheduling problems. Aggrieved passengers unable to reach the airline customer service took to social media to air their woes.

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