Wednesday February 19, 2020

O’Leary tells court he gave ‘unprecedented’ reprimand to chief operating officer

Chief executive gives evidence in airline’s case attempting to prevent Peter Bellew joining EasyJet until 2021

3rd December, 2019
Michael O’Leary told the court he called Peter Bellew to inform him of his dissatisfaction with his performance after a weekly progress meeting

Michael O’Leary issued an unprecedented reprimand to Ryanair’s chief operating officer before he left to join the airline’s main competitor, a court heard yesterday.

The chief executive was giving evidence in Ryanair’s High Court case to prevent Peter Bellew from moving to EasyJet until January 2021.

The court heard that Bellew’s remit was to focus on punctuality, ground handling, pilot recruitment and an audit of Ryanair’s operations by...

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