In an unexpected turn of events during the Christmas holiday season, reports surfaced that Emirates Airlines president Tim Clark is set to step down from his role and move to an advisory role, reports Arabian Business.
Citing an internal memo sent by the chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airline group Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the report indicates that Clark will step down in June 2020. However, he will stay close to the airline and will remain an advisor to Emirates.
Clark, who celebrated his 70 birthday on November 22, is one of the founding members of the Dubai-based carrier that was established in 1985. He started his tenure as Head of Airline Planning and moved to his current role of President in 2003.
Most recently, he was publicly blasting aircraft manufacturers, including Airbus and Boeing, left and right: criticizing them due to the lack of reliability on newly built aircraft.