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All Monarch flights from Birmingham Airport cancelled

Some 300,000 bookings have been cancelled. Credit: PA

All Monarch Airline flights from Birmingham Airport have been cancelled after the airline went into administration.

Monarch Airlines has ceased trading with immediate effect, meaning all flights from the UK will not be rescheduled.

A spokesperson from Birmingham Airport said:

Passengers due to travel with Monarch are advised not to come to the Airport as there will be no more Monarch flights from the UK.

Our priority is to support passengers who arrived at the Airport this morning by providing extra manpower, information and assisting with their arrangements home.

We’re working closely with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Department for Transport (DfT) to support the effort to repatriate customers back to the UK over the coming weeks. The CAA will bring all passengers back to the UK at no cost to them.

– Birmingham Airport spokesperson
It is unclear how staff working for Monarch at Birmingham Airport will be affected. Credit: PA

In a statement Monarch CEO Andrew Swaffield apologised to all Monarch Airlines and Monarch Travel Group employees, telling them to "hold their heads up high and be proud of what you achieved at Monarch".

It is unclear how staff working for Monarch at Birmingham Airport will be affected.

The airport is asking customers to visit the dedicated website set up by the CAA - - which contains a guide for anyone impacted.

There is also a dedicated phone line: 0300 303 2800 from in the UK, and +44 1753 330330 from overseas.

Foreign Office staff will be at affected airports to assist vulnerable British travellers with specific needs.

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