Monarch Airlines collapses - 410,000 passengers affected

Monarch Airlines have ceased trading with immediate effect, meaning all flights and holidays have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The airline had operated out of Gatwick Airport.

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410,000 customers affected by Monarch collapse

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Around 410,000 customers are affected by Monarch going into administration, including 110,000 currently abroad, the CAA says.

Gatwick Airport has advised Monarch passengers not to travel to the airport if they are due to depart from with Monarch Airlines today or in the future.

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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)
  • Somewhere2stay Ltd

Our reporter Chloe Keedy has been with the Civil Aviation Authority this afternoon to find out what it's doing to ensure passengers make it home and what their rights are.

Deirdre Hutton, Chair of the CAA

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