Hungarian-based airline Wizz Air has applied for a UK licence ahead of Brexit. It plans to set up a Wizz Air UK subsidiary at London Luton Airport, where it currently operates 41 routes. This will begin in March 2018 subject to receipt of an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The firm pledged to employ more than 100 people in management, pilots and cabin crew roles at Luton by the end of next year.
It follows the airline opening its first base in the UK at Luton in the summer.
Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi said:
"It is a natural next step in the development of our UK business and will bring additional investment and jobs to our UK base at London Luton. "The UK remains the single biggest travel market in Europe and we are currently the UK's eighth largest operator, and this move is also part of our broader strategy to ensure that our UK operations are Brexit-ready. "We look forward to working with the CAA to take this application forward."
A Cambridgeshire Doctor says he's concerned that increasing numbers of EU nationals are leaving NHS hospitals since the Brexit vote.
New figures also show that fewer doctors and nurses are joining to replace them.
The news comes just days after the Care Quality Commission said the NHS faces a "precarious" future due to rising vacancy rates.
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Farmers have given a cautious welcome to plans for radical changes to the financial support they receive from the Government.
The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, says farmers will have to prove they're committed to environmental issues before receiving any form of subsidy after Brexit.
The East of England has a new Conservative Euro MP after the previous one was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Chelmsford.
Businessman John Flack has taken his seat at the European Parliament which sits in Strasbourg and Brussels.
Vicky Ford won in Chelmsford in the General Election and can't sit in both parliaments so had to stand down as an MEP. That means the next Conservative candidate on the party list at the last European election in 2013 is appointed as a replacement.
“I was born and bred in the region and my family can be traced back here for 14 generations as farmers on the Essex/Cambridgeshire border. It really is a privilege to represent my home region which I know so well.”
“This is a crucial time for the East of England as we try to make the most the opportunities that leaving the European Union presents us. As an MEP I will work towards achieving the best deal for the region.”
The East of England is represented by two other Conservative MEPs in the European Parliament; Geoffrey Van Orden and David Campbell Bannerman.
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Budget airline Wizz Air has opened its first base in the UK at Luton airport.
The low-cost airline has been flying from Luton since 2004 and says there's been no drop in trade since the Brexit vote.
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