President of Emirates air denies US accusations of state aid

April 17, 2015 2:08 PM

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The president of Emirates airline pledged Friday to combat suggestions that the company received subsidies from the United Arab Emirates, even as his ever-expanding airline placed a whopping $9.2 billion order to buy Rolls-Royce engines.

Tim Clark told The Associated Press that the allegations leveled by U.S. carriers United, Delta and American amounted to a "storm in a teacup." The three airlines said earlier year that Persian Gulf-based carriers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have received more than $40 billion of gove...

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