PARIS, July 20 The head of one of the world's
largest airlines has called for an international meeting of
carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian
airliner, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by
Tim Clark, president of Dubai's Emirates, the world's
largest international airline by number of passengers, 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," Clark
told Reuters in a telephone interview.
He said the International Air Transport Association could
call an international conference to see what changes need to
made in the way the industry tackles regional instability.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)