Budget airline easyJet has applied for a new air operator certificate in Austria so it can continue flying in the EU after Brexit.
The company said the application process was “well advanced” and that it hoped to receive the accreditation “in the near future”.
It will allow the low-cost carrier to create a new airline, easyJetEurope, which will have its headquarters in the Austrian capital Vienna.
The move will enable the airline to operate flights both across Europe and domestically within European cities once Britain exits the European Union.
It currently has airlines based in the UK and Switzerland.