UK’s Monarch Airlines Goes Bust, Leaving Hundreds of Thousands of Travellers in Limbo
In the biggest peacetime repatriation, around 110,000 passengers will be brought back home, following the collapse of Britain's Monarch Airlines. One of the oldest UK airlines’ ceased operations on Monday, canceling over 300,000 bookings.
“Monarch customers in the UK: don’t go to the airport. There will be no more Monarch flights,” the airline said on its Twitter on Monday.
The UK aviation regulator has called it “is the biggest ever UK airline failure,” and it is working together with the government to support its customers.
"This is an unprecedented response to an unprecedented situation,” British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said Monday as cited by British media.
“That is why I have immediately ordered the country's biggest ever peacetime repatriation to fly about 110,000 passengers who could otherwise have been left stranded abroad,” the minister added.