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: