easyJet has been at the forefront of making sure it’s ready for a no-deal Brexit, which seems increasingly likely. British politicians rather than solidify around a plan that is best for Britain, a group led by Boris Johnson, are determined to ensure the worst outcome for the country – but the best for their personal fortunes.
easyJet recognised the issues and has progressively implemented more and more policies designed to ensure its business operates in its primary market.
It’s now the largest airline in Austria – registering 125 aircraft in Vienna with more to come. These have been removed from the U.K. register.
The next phase is to make sure that 1400 of its pilots have their licences moved from the U.K. to Austria, as after 11pm on 29 March next year, unless a comprehensive aviation agreement is reached, UK licences will be invalidated and U.K. pilots barred from flying in Europe.
European pilot licences will remain valid across the EU. U.K. licences will only be able to operate domestic flights or to states that recognise those licences outside of the EU.
easyJet is holding off as long as possible on making its decision to move the airlines HQ from Luton Airport to Vienna, but this is now looking increasingly more likely.
The problem for airlines generally is that there is no agreement, known as a Hard Brexit, or there is an intermediate agreement that extends some aspects of membership while a full agreement is negotiated over the following two years, leaves much undecided. Airlines won’t know what to do so there is no reason not to implement their plans