Massive operation to get Monarch passengers back after Airline goes bust

100000 travellers risk being stranded by stalling Monarch

"All Monarch flights from the United Kingdom are cancelled, do not go to United Kingdom airports", said a post on Monarch's Twitter feed that appeared with CAA and Transport Department logos. It is the biggest-ever United Kingdom airline collapse.

However, those passengers who have not yet left on their scheduled trip were told not to report to the airport, as in all more than 300,000 future passenger bookings were cancelled. Accounting and audit firm KPMG had announced earlier today that all further flights of Monarch from the United Kingdom had been cancelled and would not be rescheduled.

If you are now overseas and due to return to the United Kingdom after this date, please read the additional information section'.

Analysts in London said that mounting pressures from costs and the increasingly competitive conditions of the short-haul market of Europe contribute to the airline experiencing losses on a regular basis.

Monarch has also been flying to Dubrovnik for seven years and began a service to Split this summer.

Here's what to do if you've booked a flight or holiday with Monarch.

The British government has asked the CAA to coordinate flights back to the United Kingdom for all Monarch customers now overseas. It was in talks with the CAA over the weekend about the renewal of its licence to sell package holidays.




The investment firm has also said it is "working closely" with CAA and KPMG to "mitigate the impact" of its collapse.

"This is an unprecedented response to an unprecedented situation", British Transport Minister Chris Grayling said, according to CNN Money.

Passengers are advised to check the status of their flights here. Work is underway to recoup costs from the ATOL scheme and card providers.

The Civil Aviation Authority says the cessation of operations by Monarch is the "largest ever" entry into administration by a United Kingdom carrier.

The airline has been placed into administration and will bring Monarch customers back the United Kingdom over the next fortnight over specially chartered planes. The airline has appointed KPMG as administrators, while the CAA has taken over its website to offer advice and help to passengers.

- Get to the airport early for return flights.

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