easyJet COO Peter Bellew resigns; David Morgan steps into the role

By Faye Bartle |

Peter Bellew and David Morgan, easyJet

Left: Peter Bellew. Right: David Morgan

Peter Bellew has resigned as Chief Operating Officer of easyJet to pursue other business opportunities effective from 1 July 2022.

He is succeeded by David Morgan, who has been with the airline since 2016 and has been appointed to lead the operations function as interim COO, reporting directly into Johan Lundgren.

In an update to the market this morning, easyJet said: ‘The Board would like to thank Peter for his hard work over the last two and half years and wishes him well in his future endeavours’.

“I would like to thank Peter for his hard work and wish him well,” commented Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet.

“Everyone at easyJet remains absolutely focused on delivering a safe and reliable operation this summer.

“I am pleased that Operations will be in the very capable hands of David Morgan who can move seamlessly into this role having previously led the operation, as interim Chief Operating Officer, throughout 2019.

“David has significant experience and deep knowledge of the business and operation and will provide strong leadership for the airline this summer.”

easyJet aeroplane

On 26 May 2022, the airline flagged IT systems issues that meant some departing flights between 13:00 and 15:00 UK time on that day ‘may be impacted’.

At the time, the airline advised customers due to travel to check the status of their flight via Flight Tracker before making their way to the airport and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

In today’s update regarding the COO role, the airline said: ‘easyJet remains absolutely focused on our daily operation and continues to monitor this very closely, having taken pre-emptive action to build further resilience for the summer due to the current operating environment. The airline continues to operate up to 1,700 flights each day and carry up to 250,000 passengers’.

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