easyJet can confirm that on 20 July it has been awarded an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by Austro Control and an airline operating licence by Austria’s Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) which means that easyJet Europe is now operational.
The first aircraft registered to easyJet Europe, OE-IVA, will operate from London-Luton (LTN) to Vienna (VIE), departing Luton 07:00 UK time and landing at 10:35 local time.
easyJet will phase the re-registering of the remaining aircraft, around 110 planes, that are required for its EU based operations into easyJet Europe over the next two winters. This process will be completed in advance of the UK leaving the EU.
easyJet Europe’s principal place of business will be in Vienna and the management of easyJet Europe will have full operational control and financial oversight of the company. Thomas Haagensen, currently easyJet’s Country Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland has been appointed to the role of Managing Director for easyJet Europe.