Emi­rates air­lines boss to step down from role

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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.

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