EasyJet to start new airline to ensure EU flights continue after Brexit

EasyJet to start new airline to ensure EU flights continue after Brexit

EasyJet will create a new airline called easyJetEurope

Friday, July 14, 2017

EasyJet is to create a new airline to ensure the company can continue flights in Europe after Brexit.

The carrier will be called easyJetEurope and the headquarters are set to be in Austrian capital Vienna, according to Sky News.

The company has said it has already applied for a new air operator certificate, the process is now "well advanced" and it is hoping to be given accreditation very soon.

EasyJet has said this means "regardless of the outcome of talks on a future UK-EU aviation agreement" it will be able to conduct flights to and from Europe as well as domestically within Europe.

The airline's current bases are in the UK and Switzerland, but the company has promised that jobs in the UK will not be moved to Austria.

EasyJet said: "All of easyJet's UK employees will continue to be based in Luton and our 11 UK bases and employed as they are today.

"While the new structure will protect all of easyJet's current flying rights within Europe, easyJet will continue to push for the UK and EU to reach an aviation agreement which, at a minimum, will enable flights between the UK and EU."

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