Ryanair has announced that Peter Bellew will re-join the airline as Chief Operations Officer beginning December 1. NSTP file pic

KUALA LUMPUR: Ryanair has announced that Peter Bellew will re-join the airline as Chief Operations Officer beginning December 1.

Bellew, currently chief executive officer of Malaysia Airlines, will take over responsibility for all Ryanair’s flight operations, ground operations and engineering, Ryanair said in a statement.

His specific responsibility will be 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.

Bellew previously worked in Ryanair until 2014, where his last post was Director of Flight Operations.

“I am 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,” he said in the statement.

“We are pleased to welcome Peter back to Ryanair. Having worked previously in a senior role in our Operations team, Peter has an unrivalled knowledge of our business model and how we maintain controlled growth, with industry leading punctuality, for the benefit of our customers and our people," Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary added.

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