The Australian government will call off the search for MH370 later this year when the funding is exhausted and the missing aircraft still hasn't been found, says Emirates president Tim Clark, who likened the effort to a "goose chase".
Mr Clark, whose airline is the world's biggest operator of Boeing 777s – the type of aircraft lost by Malaysia Airlines in March 2014 – said the disappearance would then go into the annals of the history of aviation.
"I think it is only a question of time before the search is abandoned," he said on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association annual meeting in Miami on Tuesday. "Do we have solutions? Do we have explanations? Cause? Reasons? No. It has sent us down a goose chase. It will be an Amelia Earhart repetition."