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Emirates chief wants meeting of carriers to respond to downing of MH17

Published Mon, Jul 21, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[PARIS] The head of one of the world's largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree on a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts.

Tim Clark, president of Dubai's Emirates, the world's largest international airline by number of passengers, also said domestic regulators worldwide may decide to be more involved in giving their carriers guidance on where it is safe to fly.

"The international airline community needs to respond as an entity, saying this is absolutely not acceptable and outrageous, and that it won't tolerate being targeted in internecine regional conflicts that have nothing to do with airlines," Mr Clark said in an interview.

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