Monarch ceases trading – flights cancelled

Monarch airplane via The Mirror

The airline and tour operator Monarch went into administration on 2 October 2017. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is arranging replacement flights for Monarch customers who are currently outside the UK to allow them to travel to the UK. No replacement outbound flights will operate from the UK.

All Monarch flights to and from the U.K. have been canceled. That leaves roughly 110,000 Monarch customers — whom the airline was meant to fly back to the U.K. in the next two weeks — stuck overseas, according to the country’s Civil Aviation Authority.

UK bound flights between 3 and 15 October from  Greece –Heraklion, Preveza and Rhodes – are affected.

The firm, which has its headquarters at Luton Airport, is the biggest UK airline to ever cease trading.

According to the administrators,  Monarch which employs around 2100 people had struggled with mounting costs and competitive market conditions that saw it suffer a period of sustained losses.

Monarch chief executive also blamed the effects of terrorism which decimated the holiday market for destinations such as Egypt, tunisia and Turkey.

Alternative flights will be at no extra cost to passengers and they do not need to cut short their stay, the CAA said.

You can find information and advice on flights, accommodation and reimbursement for expenses incurred on the dedicated website, or by calling the hotline on 0300 303 2800 (if calling from the UK) or +44 1753 330 330 (if calling from outside the UK).

If you need consular assistance above and beyond information on replacement flights or accommodation, please contact your nearest British embassy or consulate.

Edited for Apokoronas News