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    EasyJet Airline Discusses Relocation of HQ From UK After Brexit Vote

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    The low-cost airline easyJet is currently in talks with EU member states on relocating its headquarters outside the United Kingdom following the country's decision to quit the 28-nation bloc.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Sky News broadcaster reported, citing its own sources, that easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall signaled that moving the company's headquarters from London would almost definitely happen in light of the results of the June 23 referendum on the United Kingdom's EU membership.

    The broadcaster added that the company had already held preliminary negotiations with several EU states on issuing an air operator certificate for easyJet that would allow the airline to relocate its headquarters there.

    On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.

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