Holidays cancelled after collapse of Monarch Airlines

Holidays cancelled after collapse of Monarch Airlines

Holidays cancelled after collapse of Monarch Airlines

Britain's Monarch Airlines has gone into administration and all flights have been cancelled with 110,000 passengers now overseas, the Civil Aviation Authority said Monday.

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 announced Monday that all future Monarch Airlines bookings had been canceled following a decision by the company's board to cease trading.

The UK government has asked the CAA to coordinate flights back to the UK for those affected due to the "unprecedented" situation.

According to British Flight Authority CAA, approximately 110,000 passengers from Monarch are located overseas.

And it understood that Monarch passengers who were due to fly to the United Kingdom from Gibraltar will also be transferred to Malaga airport.

Monarch customers in the United Kingdom have been advised not to go to the airport as there will be no more Monarch flights operating.

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Administrators of the airline have confirmed that 1,760 personnel at the carrier have been made redundant, along with another 98 employed by Monarch Travel Group.

The brand - which is the UK's fifth biggest airline - grounded all flights at 4am today (2 October) when accountancy firm KPMG placed it into administration.

Luton-based Monarch Airlines has cancelled all of its flights after falling into administration.

The CAA has secured a fleet of more than 30 aircraft, including many Airbus A320s from Qatar Airways, to fly to more than 30 airports that Monarch served to bring back stranded customers.

Holidaymakers from Morecambe were among the hundreds of thousands caught up in the Monarch Airline closure chaos.

"Given the unprecedented scale of this task some disruption is inevitable".

The Transport Secretary has told LBC the government has put together a "temporary airline" to bring home 110,000 Monarch customers who are overseas.

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