Britain's oldest airline flies into administration

Monarch Airlines

Britain's largest airline Monarch has collapsed its operation starting this Monday, cancelling 300,000 of its future bookings and leaving thousands of its travellers stranded overseas.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has called the situation "unprecedented", and has confirmed that it has been asked by the Government to bring all passengers back to the UK.

However, Monarch chief executive Andrew Swaffield said the "root cause" was terrorism in Egypt and Tunisia, as well as the collapse of the market in Turkey. The Government has asked the Civil Aviation Authority to charter more than 30 aircraft to bring customers now overseas back to the UK.

If you are booked on a Monarch Airlines flight, please do not go to your United Kingdom airport, as your flight will not be operating.

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All affected customers were told to check decicated website monarch.caa.co.uk for more information.

The low-priced airline and holiday company previously had a deadline of 30 September before its Air Travel Organiser's Licence (Atol) expired.

The CAA said on Twitter: "Some disruption is inevitable in these extraordinary circumstances; please bear with us as we do our very best to help".

As of today all future flights and holidays with Monarch are cancelled.

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"These new flights will be at no extra cost to you", it continued.

We'd also like to hear from people who work for Monarch and what the administration means for them. The Atol scheme refunds customers if a travel firm collapses and ensures those holidaymakers are not stranded.

"We haven't had any emails from Monarch or from On The Beach which is who we booked with so apart from the news we wouldn't have known", she said.

Monarch, based at Luton airport north of London, had been due to take delivery of the first of 30 Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft in 2018.

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British Airways said it is organizing flights with its partner Qatar Airways for the operation, while the CAA said it's working with El Al and more than a dozen other carriers. Contact your card issuer and travel insurance provider for information on refunds.

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