Wizz Air forms UK company in case Brexit has no aviation deal

Wizz Air has confirmed that it has established a company in the UK to ensure its flights between Britain and the EU will continue in the event of no aviation deal after Brexit.

The Hungarian budget airline registered Wizz Air UK Ltd on September 26.

Its chief executive Jozsef Varadi has been named as a director of the UK company.

A spokesman said: “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. Wizz Air’s main concern is to protect the interest of its customers, investors and employees.

“While the Brexit outcome remains uncertain for all, and the aviation industry is no different, Wizz Air stays committed to the UK and believes in enhancing connectivity of the UK with destinations in Europe and beyond.”

Yesterday, chancellor Philip Hammond said it was “theoretically possible” that a ‘no deal Brexit’ could lead to flights between the UK and EU being grounded.

Wizz Air’s first ever flight in May 2004 was from Katowice to London Luton. Its UK network today consists of 79 routes to 41 destinations from nine airports. In the past 12 months, Wizz Air carried more than seven million passengers on its UK routes, representing 14% growth year on year.

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