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Ryanair COO Bellew to Leave Amid Search for Airline Chief

Peter Bellew
Peter BellewPhotographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg
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Ryanair Holdings Plc Chief Operations Officer Peter Bellew said he’ll leave at the end of the year after helping to guide Europe’s biggest discount airline through crucial pay talks with unions.

While Bellew, 54, had been regarded as a candidate to become head of the main airline division, a newly created position directly under Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary, he told Bloomberg his decision to go was unrelated to the appointment and that there was nothing at all personal behind it.