Ryanair Boss to quit af­ter 30 years

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

A top boss at Ryanair is to leave the trou­ble-hit air­line at the end of the month, the com­pany an­nounced yes­ter­day.

Chief op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer Michael Hickey re­signed in the wake of the can­cel­la­tion of tens of thou­sands of f lights due to pi­lot ros­ter er­rors.

Ryanair chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael O’Lear y said Hickey, who has been with the air­line for 30 years, will con­tinue in an “ad­vi­sory role”.

He said: “Mick Hickey has ma de a n enor­mous con­tri­bu­tion, es­pe­cially to the qual­ity and safety of our en­gi­neer­ing and op­er­a­tions func­tions.

“He will be a hard act to re­place, which is why we are grate­ful he has agreed to con­tinue in an ad­vi­sory role to smooth the tran­si­tion to a suc­ces­sor.”

Hickey will be the first ex­ec­u­tive to leave the air­line fol­low­ing the sched­ul­ing fi­asco.

They have said the lat­est re­duc­tion in their sched­ule will “elim­i­nate all risk of fur­ther flight can­cel­la­tions”.

TRIB­UTE O’Leary

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