Easyjet applies for European licence to continue operations post Brexit

An Airbus A321 of English low-cost passenger carrier easyJet

It will allow the company to continue to operate flights across Europe and domestically within Europe after the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU.

Current rules state airlines operating inside the European Union must be majority owned by EU nationals.

In a statement earlier, easyJet said its application was "well advanced". The firm said that it now has around 100 planes and 4000 staff based in EU27 countries "who will form the basis of easyJet Europe".

"All of easyJet's United Kingdom employees will continue to be based in Luton and our 11 United Kingdom bases and employed as they are today", the firm said.

The single market for aviation, created in the 1990s, means there are no commercial restrictions for airlines flying within the EU.

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Around 30% of easyJet passengers are flying on routes between and within the EU27, not touching the UK.

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

EasyJet said it was continuing to push for negotiators "to reach an aviation agreement which at a minimum will enable flights between the United Kingdom and EU".

easyJet said it had selected Austria because of its strict implementation of European safety regulations and the fact that it should be able to handle large numbers of planes thanks to its experience with other major airlines.

All staff and aircraft that will be based at the Austrian hub - which will be known as easyJet Europe - are already part of the company's fleet within the EU27.

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