Ryanair's Chief Operations Officer announces resignation
Ryanair's Chief Operations Officer has announced his resignation.
Ryanair today confirmed that Michael Hickey, its Chief Operations Officer has decided to resign.
His resignation will come into effect at the end of October.
Mr Hickey joined Ryanair in 1988 as an engineer. He became Director of Engineering in 2000 and Chief Operations Officer in 2014.
Ryanair boss, Michael O'Leary said he "will be a hard act to replace".
In a statement released today, Mr O'Leary paid tribute to Mr Hickey's 30-year career with 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."
It's understood that Ryanair will soon commence the process of identifying and recruiting a new successor.