Ryanair’s top operations chief resignation

Embattled low-cost airline Ryanair, said the director general of operations, will depart the company at the end of the month.

Michael Hickey this will be the first executive to leave the company after a mapping error led to the cancellation of thousands of flights.

In his role, Mr. Hickey was responsible for scheduling the shifts for the pilots.

Chief executive Michael O’leary earlier faced calls to resign over his handling of the emergency.

Mr. O’leary on Friday, said Mr. Hickey “it will be difficult to replace”.
The scheduling fiasco

Ryanair announced its first wave of 2,100 cancellations in the middle of September, after which re-arranged the riders’ lists to comply with the new standards of aviation requires a change in the way that their flight hours are recorded.

Towards the end of September it was announced that more than 18,000 flights to be cancelled during the winter season. These movements affect more than 700,000 passengers.
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Pilot on why the offer is “too little, too late”

In the airline of the first wave of cancellations of Ryanair offers to passengers affected, a £40 voucher for cancelled flight as a way of saying sorry.

This was short of European standards that regulate the cancellations of flights and the rights of passengers, and Ryanair was eventually forced to submit to regulatory demands and to define the options that are offered to the passengers affected.