Emirates airlines boss to step down from role
THE president of Dubai-based airline Emirates will retire next June after 17 years at the helm of the Middle East’s biggest carrier, the company has confirmed.
Tim Clark, who joined the airline in 1985 when it was launched, will remain as an adviser, the company told the Associated Press.
His retirement at the end of June 2020 was first announced by Emirates chairman
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum in an internal company memo to employees on Tuesday.
The British aviation industry figure, 70, has gained a formidable reputation in the United Arab Emirates.
When Emirates began operations in 1985, it was leasing planes from Pakistan International Airlines, and now has a fleet of 270 aircraft that fly to 159 cities around the world.