Ryanair chief operating officer, Michael Hickey, resigns from airline

The man whose responsibilities include pilots and ground crew is leaving Ryanair, it has emerged tonight.

The airlines chief operations officer Michael Hickey is resigning after a near 30-year career with the budget airline.

Rynair has been very much in the spotlight in recent weeks after announcing flight cancellations affecting 700,000 passengers.

In a statement released today and reported in various media the company confirmed that Mr Hickey will leave the airline in three weeks after completing a number of projects.

Mick Hickey. Picture: Ryanair

Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, went on to say Mr Hickey had made an enormous contribution to the airline.

"Over the past 30 years Mick Hickey has made an enormous contribution to Ryanair, especially 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 and to complete a number of large projects he is currently working on including a multiyear engine maintenance contract and new hangar projects in Seville and Madrid.

"All of us in Ryanair wish to sincerely thank Mick for all his advice and guidance over the past 30 years and we wish him every possible success in the future."


Related Articles

Ryanair appoints former Malaysia Airlines CEO to look after its pilots

Ryanair chief operations officer quits amid cancelled flights disruption

Holidaymakers 'struggle to find accurate financial protection information'

Ryanair facing court action in Belgium over cancelled flights

More in this Section

Glen Hansard firm posts accumulated profits of €1.5m

Spain cuts growth outlook

Gin industry booming as vodka sales decline

UK facing food hikes post-Brexit


Today's Stories

Delays over tracker scandal

Newcastle United valued at €340m in potential bid

Reckitt opts to split business units as group sales dry up

Air regulator warns over supply of Kobe Steel

Lifestyle

Facing fears while terrifying punters at Cork's Nightmare Realm

Weathering the storm of 1961: We watched 30 large trees uprooted

Remembering the dead: Poignant reason behind Cork’s Zombie Walk

More From The Irish Examiner