Reuters - Tim Hepher
The president of Dubai's Emirates, which has clashed with London's Heathrow over the introduction of a capacity cap, said on Monday a disrupted air travel industry would return to equilibrium in 2023 and must "tough it out" until then.
Tim Clark, speaking at an event at the Farnborough Airshow, criticised Heathrow managers for failing to anticipate the travel rebound until it was too late, sparking delays.
Air traffic problems had also played a role. "There are many, many late runners," Clark told aerospace executives.
The comments came after Emirates on Thursday angrily rejected demands by Heathrow to cut capacity and pledged to keep its six daily A380 superjumbo flights running.