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Ryanair Flight Crisis Unabated as Executive Heads for Exit

  • Hickey to step down at the end of October, spokesman says
  • Dublin-based discount carrier begins search for successor
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Ryanair Holdings Plc’s flight-cancellation crisis enters its fourth week with no sign of abating after the public furor over 20,000 scrapped services claimed the first senior manager at the Irish discount carrier and pilots stepped up moves toward unionization.

Chief Operating Officer Michael Hickey is leaving at the end of this month after almost three decades at the airline, Ryanair said late Friday, without naming a successor. Calling him a “hard act to replace,” Hickey will remain in an advisory role while Ryanair searches for a suitable successor.