Gatwick Airports has advised Monarch passengers if they are due to depart from a UK airport with Monarch Airlines today or in the future to not travel to the airport as your flight will not be operating.
The advice for customers already abroad due to return to the UK on or before 15th October 2017 is that arrangements are being made for them 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.
The airport says its 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.
The following companies have ceased trading:
Monarch Holidays Ltd (ATOL Number 2275)
First Aviation Ltd (ATOL Number 4888) previously trading as Monarch
AirlinesAvro Ltd (ATOL Number 1939)
Monarch Airlines has ceased trading with immediate effect, meaning all flights from the UK have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.Read the full story ›
There was disruption at airports today when a computer check-in system - for passengers crashed. Problems were reported at Heathrow, Gatwick and around the world - with delays at airline desks.
The IT glitch did not cause flight delays and the computer system was back in action this afternoon. However, the bad news continued, today, for troubled Ryanair. The firm which serves airports including Bournemouth and Gatwick has been told it could face legal action over its handling of thousands of flight cancellations.
The Civil Aviation Authority is to launch enforcement action against the airline for 'persistently misleading' passengers regarding their rights to compensation for the cancelled flights.
The airline announced yesterday it was cancelling thousands more flights in 2018 - on top of the 50 flights a day already scrapped for September, October and November. Chloe Keedy sent this report from Ryanair's UK base at Stansted Airport.
Ryanair has been ordered to sort out compensation for travellers hit by mass flight cancellations by 5pm Friday.Read the full story ›
Five people have been arrested after Greenpeace protestors boarded a cargo ship in the Thames Estuary - while others stormed a port.Read the full story ›
Ryanair are hoping to prevent further flight cancellations by taking back one week of its pilots' holiday.Read the full story ›
Trading standards are trying to locate a businessman - who's believed to have fled the country after his airport parking business went bust.Read the full story ›
A Sussex charity which helps disabled people live life to the full has won a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The organisers of 'Possability People'were given their award by the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. The honour recognises outstanding work done in our local communities.
Geraldine Desmoulins, the Chief Officer of Possability People; and Jon Hastie the organisation's Chair of Trustees.
This weekend around 60,000 people are expected to flock to the Berkshire Show - one of the largest rural events in the country - with more than 2,000 animals and 600 trade stands.
However, this year there's concern over the effect of Brexit on the agricultural economy. Cary Johnston reports.