In an attempt to get “Brexit-ready”, Central and Eastern European LCC Wizz Air has established a UK company and is considering applying for a UK Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
The new company – Wizz Air UK, was established in September 2017 and the main aim is to protect the interests of customers, investors and employees from the Brexit outcomes. In a statement by a Wizz Air spokesperson it was revealed that:
“We can confirm that Wizz Air has established a company in the UK, and we are reviewing the process for a UK AOC, which will allow us to continue operating flights to and from Britain in the event that no aviation deal is agreed.”
The new company will review the terms of acquiring a UK AOC but the statement also confirmed that the low cost carrier is determined to continue connected Britain with the rest of Europe and beyond.
Several other operators, including easyJet, have already taken steps in establishing subsidiaries in either the UK or the European Union. Ryanair is also ready to move its fleet to Europe in case London and Brussels fail to reach a post-Brexit Open Skies agreement.