Monarch Cease Trading
It’s sad news today as Monarch have now ceased trading with immediate effect, this leaves more than leaving 110,000 customers overseas and over quarter of a million passengers with current bookings.
what to do if you have a booking:
Monarch has confirmed that the following companies have ceased trading and now entered administration:
Monarch Airlines Ltd
Monarch Holidays Ltd (ATOL Number 2275)
First Aviation Ltd (ATOL Number 4888) previously trading as Monarch Airlines
Avro Ltd (ATOL Number 1939)
As a result, we are sorry to inform you that, as of 2 October 2017, all future holidays and flights provided by these companies have been cancelled and are no longer operating.
This is an unprecedented situation and because there are up to 110,000 passengers abroad, the UK Government has asked the CAA to coordinate flights back to the UK for all Monarch customers currently overseas. These new flights will be at no extra cost to you.
Customers already abroad
If you are currently abroad and due to return to the UK on or before 15 October 2017 we are making arrangements for you to return home to the UK on a new flight, at the end of your holiday. These new flights will be at no extra cost to you.
We will of course prioritise vulnerable passengers, including unaccompanied minors, and make sure that family groups travel on the same flights.
For further advice and details of your new flight please read I am currently abroad.
If you are currently abroad and due to return to the UK after this date, please read the additional information section.
Customers yet to travel out of the UK
We are sorry to inform you that all future holidays and flights booked with Monarch are now cancelled as of 2 October 2017.
If you are booked on a Monarch Airlines flight, please do not go to your UK airport, as your flight will not be operating.
Further information is available at I have a future booking and have not travellled yet.
The Government has asked the Civil Aviation Authority to charter more than 30 aircraft to bring customers currently overseas back to the UK bringing back all passengers in the next two weeks.
There will be priority for Vulnerable passengers, including unaccompanied minors, and efforts will be made to ensure family groups travel on the same flights.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, who has ordered Britain’s biggest ever peacetime repatriation, said: “Nobody should underestimate the size of the challenge, so I ask passengers to be patient and act on the advice given by the CAA.”
Monarch customers in the UK who are due to depart today or in the future, have been told not go to the airport as all flights have ceased operating.
Customers should go to the Monarch website to find the latest information.