|Is this the post Brexit EU map?|
EasyJet has now formally applied for a new air operator certificate in Austria which will allow the airline to continue flying in the European Union after Brexit. Julian Bray aviation expert talks about this on BBC News.
The Luton based airline confirmed today it had applied to Austria's Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology for an airline operating licence, and to Austro Control for an air operator certificate earlier this year.
These protocols will allow the carrier to establish a new airline, easyJet Europe, which will be headquartered in Vienna and accordingly circumvents any restrictions that the imposition of 'Brexit' might bring.
The airline clearly and rightly 'hedging its bets' in the event of a UK brexit bail out and in the event its a 'no deal'. A situation possibly not helped by the news from the London Evening Standard this morning that failed Conservative ex-MP for Peterborough Stewart Jackson - not known for his people handling skills - allegedly has a new well paid job as Head of Staff for David Davis' Brexit Department.......
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