Friday, 14 July 2017

UK airline EasyJet picks Austrian base for post-Brexit plan



UK airline EasyJet is planning to set up a new company in Austria to protect its European business after Britain leaves the EU.

 
The new airline, EasyJet Europe, will be based in Vienna.


The airline must have an air operator certificate in an EU member country to allow it to continue flying between member states after Brexit.


EasyJet said its application was "well advanced" and it hoped to receive its licence in the "near future".


The carrier said "nothing will change" from the perspective of passengers, and that all the staff and planes that would fly for EasyJet Europe were already employed and based in the other 27 EU countries.
A spokeswoman for the prime minister Theresa May said the move by EasyJet was a "commercial decision" and that the government was working to achieve the best deal for business.




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