Monarch Airline Collapse – What To Do If You’re Affected

Over 800,000 holiday makers’ travels are ruined as Monarch, a budget airline, has collapsed.

The airline has ceased trading after “mounting cost pressures and increasingly competitive market conditions” led to the collapse.

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The collapse means 300,000 bookings are cancelled, affecting 750,000 passengers. 110,000 customers are currently already overseas.

What to do if you’ve booked with Monarch:

  • Customers in the UK who are due to fly today are advised not to go to the airport. All flights have ceased operation.
  • The Civil Aviation Authority are set to charter 30+ planes to bring overseas customers back home. This is at no extra expense to the customer, and they needn’t cut their holiday short.
  • You may be able to get a refund from your debit or credit card provider. If you’re ATOL protected and booked your holiday through another travel firm, you may be able to claim a refund.

Monarch Chief Executive, Andrew Swaffield, said: “I am sorry that thousands now face a cancelled holiday or trip, possible delays getting home and a huge inconvenience as a result of our failure”.

The Monarch website has more information HERE.

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