All Flights Canceled as UK's Monarch Air Placed Under Administration

Posted October 05, 2017

The UK government has asked the Civilian Aviation Authority (CAA) to charter more than 30 aircraft to bring back the tens of thousands of Monarch customers stranded overseas, after Britain's fifth largest airline ceased trading on Monday (2 October).

Those who have booked a Monarch flight or holiday through another travel company or travel agent should contact them directly to see whether their trip is ATOL protected and for information on refunds. The CAA has been asked by the Government to charter more than 30 air crafts to bring passengers back to the United Kingdom after the airline failed to renew a crucial licence.

- If you have yet to begin your journey, do not go to the airport: as of midnight 2 October, Monarch has ceased trading and will not operate any further flights.

The British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) president, Deidre Hutton, said it had chartered aircraft for the next two weeks to get all those affected back home.

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"If you are away at the moment, your flight home is going to be provided by CAA. irrespective of insurance".

If you are due to depart from a United Kingdom airport with Monarch Airlines today or in the future, please do not travel to your United Kingdom airport as your flight will not be operating.

Thousands of passengers have had their holiday plans thrown into turmoil after Britain's fifth biggest airline collapsed into administration. Once the company entered insolvency, the Air Operating Certificate it needs to be able to fly was effectively suspended, which is why all outbound flights were cancelled with immediate effect.

All Monarch flights from the United Kingdom have been canceled and won't be rescheduled, said accounting firm KPMG, which has been appointed to manage the airline's insolvency.

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Monarch Airlines has entered administration after suffering a reported £291m loss previous year.

Some 300 000 future Monarch bookings were cancelled, PA reported.

"The scale and challenge of this operation means that some disruption is inevitable".

Monarch, was founded in 1968 and operates from five United Kingdom bases, Manchester, Luton London Gatwick, Birmingham and Leeds Bradford to more than 40 destinations around Europe and further afield.

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