European stocks were slightly higher Thursday, with shares of major airlines rallying in afternoon trade, after EU leaders granted the U.K. a further extension to the date of Brexit.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed up around 0.1% to 386.91 , with most sectors and major bourses in positive territory.
Travel and leisure stocks were among the outperformers, rising more than 1% following the EU's offer to push back the U.K.'s departure from the bloc until Oct. 31. EasyJet, Tui and IAG were the top performers in the sector, while easyJet also led the Stoxx 600, rising almost 9%.
Source : CNBC