Michael Hickey

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Ryanair has not said how many of its 4,200 pilots have accepted new deals nor named all the bases that have agreed to them. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Ryanair pilots in Belfast, Glasgow Prestwick and Bournemouth in England are said to be among the 10 bases that have voted for an increased pay offer f(...)

The stand-off between pilots and Ryanair management has simmered since the airline was forced to cancel more than 20,000 flights. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The leader of the pilots’ union at the US airline on which Ryanair reputedly modelled itself will meet the Irish carriers’ fliers later this week. A (...)

Peter Bellew has been appointed as chief operations officer at Ryanair following the resignation of Michael Hickey. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The first task of Ryanair’s new chief operations officer, Peter Bellew, will be to ease any strains in the airline’s relationship with its pilots, ind(...)

Carton House in Kildare.

Ryanair courts Bellew Ryanair wants to lure Peter Bellew, a former head of flight operations and now chief executive of Malaysia Airlines back to the(...)

Ryanair’s current pay offer for its pilots would see a pay rise of up to €22,000 for captains and up to €11,000 for first officers depending on where they are based. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Ryanair is piling the pressure on pilots to accept its pay offer as the low-cost airline fights to overcome a crisis over the cancellation of more tha(...)

Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, with Capt Alan McNulty  and Andy O’Shea, head of pilot training, in a flight simulator. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pilots at Ryanair got a boost in their bid to unionise from counterparts at Southwest Airlines, the US carrier that provided a blueprint for Europe’s (...)

Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said that Michael Hickey had made an enormous contribution to the airline during his time there. Photograph: Kevin Coombs/File Photo/Reuters

Ryanair’s chief operations officer Michael Hickey – whose responsibilities include pilots and ground crew – is leaving the airline. The Irish carrier(...)

Ryanair has announced that it will  fly 25 fewer aircraft than planned this winter, and has cancelled  thousands more flights between November and March, affecting  400,000 passengers. Photograph: PA Wire

At some point over the next year, well after the dust settles from the various crises that have hit Ryanair over the past three weeks, it is likely th(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary at a press conference at their HQ in Swords. Photograph: Collins Dublin.

Pilots at Ryanair are being offered up to €12,000 in bonuses to forgo annual leave in an attempt to close the gaps in work rosters that have caused fl(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: A request for comment from Ryanair in relation to the timing of the cancellations  met with no response other than one that referred to them being due to bad weather, air traffic controller difficulties, and the impact of changing crews’ “annual leave” rosters. File photograph: Getty Images

The bizarre announcement by Ryanair that it is going to cancel approximately 50 flights a day over the coming six weeks appears to have its roots in t(...)

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