Peter Bellew to re-join Ryanair as COO
Peter Bellew is to re-join Ryanair as Chief Operations Officer (COO), the airline has announced.
Mr Bellew, who is currently the CEO of Malaysia Airlines, will take over responsibility for all Ryanair’s flight operations, ground operations and engineering.
In a statement today the airline said that Mr Bellew would have specific responsibility for pilot production, training and career development, with a mission to ensure that the pilot rostering failure which Ryanair suffered in early September will never be repeated.
Mr. Bellew, who previously worked in Ryanair until 2014, latterly as director of flight operations, will join the Ryanair team in Dublin from Friday 1 December next.
Welcoming the announcement, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said that Mr Bellow had unrivalled knowledge of the business model and how the company maintains "controlled growth."
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Bellew said that he was "excited to return home to Ryanair" and take up the challenge to grow the operation sustainably.
"I look forward to working with all the team and all the crews I know so well to further develop our growth to 600 aircraft over the next 6 years," Mr Bellew said.