Peter Bellew is to rejoin Ryanair from Malaysian Airlines as its Chief Operations Officer
Mr Bellew joined Malaysian Airlines as COO in 2015 following a decade at Ryanair. He became CEO of Malaysia Airlines last year.
His main responsibilities will be to oversee the company’s flight, ground & engineering operations.
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said: “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.”
Mr Bellew added: “I am excited to return home to Ryanair and take up the challenge to grow the operation sustainably.”
London Gatwick Airport has laid out objectives to support the government’s future aviation strategy following Brexit. The strategy outline plans that enable the airport to improve connectivity across the UK as well as take advantage of new prospects. Gatwick Airport chief executive officer Stewart Wingate said: “It is essential that our current operations and our future growth are supported and enhanced by the aviation strategy. “
The proposal lines up with the UK Government’s plan to make positve use of existing airport facilities as well as addressing the need for sustainable growth.
Airbus hopes that 19th October will be the day that the maiden A330neo flight takes place, which would keep it on track of the window of dates for its first journey.
The first journey for the A330-900’s initial sortie is weather-dependent. Airbus had hoped to be ready for full action by the end of this year, however the schedule was moved by a matter of months as a result of delays in the engine development.
The company has not yet set a date for delivery of the first aircraft to TAP Portugal.
Etihad Airways will trial a hand-luggage only service this winter on two routes; Abu Dhabi to Bahrain and Abu Dhabi to Kuwait.
The lower-fare option will include a 7 kg carry-on allowance and will be available for bookings made between now and 18th December for travel until March 31st.
Etihad Airways EVP-commercial Mohammad Al Bulooki said: “Many of Etihad Airways’ customers, especially those traveling for business, weekend getaways or day trips, don’t require checked baggage, so we are testing a new lower fare on these key routes. Etihad also said that this is the first of many trials planned for the coming months.