Airbus A320-214SL (OE-IVJ) from easyJet Europe taking off from Runway 36L (Polderbaan), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Holland)
easyJet Europe, styled as easyJet, is a European low-cost airline based in Vienna, Austria. The airline was established on 18 July 2017 and started operations on 20 July 2017, with the first flight being an Airbus A320 flying from London Luton Airport to its new home base at Vienna Airport. The airline was established following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union and the airline's decision to obtain an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) in another EU member state in order to continue operating flights across and within European countries after the UK leaves the EU. Many aircraft currently registered to easyJet UK will be reregistered to easyJet Europe, and those staff employed by easyJet UK but based elsewhere in the European Union will be transferred to easyJet Europe. easyJet is thus a pan-European airline group with three airlines based in the UK (easyJet UK), Austria (easyJet Europe) and Switzerland (easyJet Switzerland), all owned by EasyJet Airline — itself EU owned, but based in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange.