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EasyJet hunts CEO as McCall takes off for ITV

EasyJet hunts CEO as McCall takes off for ITV

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EasyJet will next week launch a search for a new chief executive when it confirms that Carolyn McCall is resigning to run ITV, the commercial broadcaster.Sky News has learnt that the UK's biggest airline by passenger numbers will conduct a search including both internal and external candidates to replace Ms McCall, who is stepping down after seven years in the cockpit.Sources said this weekend that her move to succeed Adam Crozier at ITV had been "all but signed" and that it would be announced to the London Stock Exchange as early as Monday morning.Her ‎exit from easyJet will throw the spotlight onto potential internal successors such as Peter Duffy, the airline's commercial director, and. Andrew Findlay, the chief financial officer.John Barton, easyJet's chairman, is said to be confident
New EasyJet airline created for Brexit

New EasyJet airline created for Brexit

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EasyJet is creating a new airline so it can continue flying in the European Union after Brexit.It has applied for a new air operator certificate in Austria at a cost of £10m.The budget airline said the application process was "well advanced" and it hoped to receive the accreditation "in the near future".It will allow the low-cost carrier to establish easyJetEurope, which will have its headquarters in the Austrian capital Vienna.Since the 1990s, EU airlines have been free to fly between any two points in Europe.This is planning for a worst case scenario should Britain fail to negotiate the same aviation freedoms it currently enjoys as a member of the EU.The company said the move would enable the airline to operate flights both across Europe and domestically within Europe once Britain exits