United Kingdom government to fly 110000 passengers home as Monarch Airlines collapses

  • United Kingdom government to fly 110000 passengers home as Monarch Airlines collapses

United Kingdom government to fly 110000 passengers home as Monarch Airlines collapses

The firm added that flights returning to the United Kingdom for the next two weeks will be replaced with alternatives arranged by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Monarch Airlines has ceased trading and its 300,000 future bookings for flights and holidays have been cancelled, the Civil Aviation Authority in the United Kingdom has said.

The incident has triggered the country's largest peacetime repatriation effort as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has chartered over 30 aircraft to bring back the stranded overseas.

The chief executive of the CAA Andrew Haines said passengers should prepare for some delays.

The Civil Aviation Authority revealed that it is the biggest ever United Kingdom airline failure, as it announced that it had secured 30 aircraft to fly more than 100,000 people back to the United Kingdom at no cost to them.

An airport spokesman said: "Passengers who were planning to travel with Monarch should not travel to London Gatwick".

Monarch customers in the United Kingdom have been advised not to go to the airport as there will be no more Monarch flights operating. If you are on holiday then you will have a flight home. Anyone who fits that description should check this page for details of their new flight.

Holidaymakers due to return on or after 16 October will not automatically have their flights rebooked unless their trip is ATOL protected.

Flights are being arranged for around 110,000 Monarch passengers stranded overseas, and more than 300,000 future bookings with the company have been cancelled.

You may be flown back to different United Kingdom airports, with coaches available to take you to your destination airport.

The transport secretary said the Department for Work and Pensions would give support to those affected and other airlines had already told him they may seek to employ Monarch staff.

Last year, Monarch Airlines-which was founded in 1967-flew more than 6 million passengers to 40 destinations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It also says that the authority is "working round the clock" to make sure that customers staying in accommodation booked through Monarch can remain there until the end of their holiday.

ATOL is the scheme which protects customers from losing their money if a company stops trading so these customers should be entitled to refunds.

Package holidays booked directly with Monarch Holidays are ATOL protected, meaning that a full refund will be issued.

"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".