Killarney resident and former boss at Kerry Airport, Peter Bellew, has been drafted in to Ryanair as Chief Operations Office.
Mr Bellew is leaving his post as CEO of Malaysia Airlines - the company he joined in 2015 as Chief Operations Officer, before moving on to the role of executive director.
Ryanair said that in his new role, Mr Bellew will help address the pilot-staffing issue that led to the cancellation of 20,000 flights.
The Institute of Technology, Tralee unveiled the details of a new course in Supervisory Management this year, a programme directed towards developing skills required among a number of industries located in the Munster region.
It is based upon the assessments of these needs as identified by the South West Regional Skills and successful students will qualify with level 6 certification in Supervisory Management in a programme that has been developed by the Tralee college and Cork Institute of Technology.