The development came two days after the national carrier announced cancellation of some of its most popular direct flights amid concerns that the new 5G services could potentially interfere with aircraft navigation systems.
"The matter regarding B777 flying into the US has been sorted and Boeing has allowed Air India to operate to the US on B777," an Air India spokesperson said.
Accordingly, the airline's first flight to New York's F Kennedy International Airport took off on Thursday morning. "Other flights leaving in the day are to Chicago and San Francisco," the spokesperson added.
The airline also said that it was making arrangements to carry the stranded passengers.
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