Tributes paid to former Emirates chief

TRIBUTES have been paid to Lancashire-born aviation executive Sir Maurice Flanagan, the founding chief executive of Middle East airline Emirates, who has died at the age of 86.

Sir Maurice, an avid Manchester United fan, died at his London home last Thursday. He was educated in Leigh and Lymm before studying history and French at the University of Liverpool.

He was a keen footballer in his youth and was on the books at Blackburn Rovers before a knee injury thwarted his career.  A man of many talents, in 1969,... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...