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Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:16 pm
by Richard Vo
So I think some of you may have heard about this sad new, but it just happened today :(
RIP Monarch Airlines
1967-2017
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Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:18 pm
by Welshy
They'll be bought out for their slots

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:21 pm
by lorDuckFeet
Hope all staff can get a job.
Sad to see a lady at her 50th birthday going to history.

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:45 pm
by Dan
Such a shame, it was a great airline.

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 pm
by plunderbird
Said in one of today's UK papers, that Ryanair would be looking at getting as many pilot's from them, if they went bust. To help them with thier own problem.

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:33 pm
by Welshy
It will take too long for the pilots to solve the Ryanair problems. Different type ratings

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:13 pm
by jetskit
Hate to hear news like this. I loved monarch personally. Here's a few photos I took last time I traveled with them. Will be missed greatly

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:26 am
by Turbofan
I had heard this airline was not doing well. Great livery, something unique in these times. Hopefully all the employees will get jobs elsewhere soon.

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:27 am
by Welshy
It was quite out of the Blue as the only problem we seemed to know of was their Package Holiday licence from the CAA

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:29 am
by Turbofan
I think I saw a few posts on airliners.net or FlyerTalk that Monarch was in the red. Can't remember when exactly I saw this but it wasn't too long ago.

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:31 am
by Welshy
What my main hope now is that the government gets to sell off the assets due to funding the rescue flights at a huge expense

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:06 pm
by jetskit
Yeah tfan, monarch was having some issues last year if I recall and was backed by some bigger names who payed in to keep them going, looks like it's time finally came though. Honestly a brilliant airline. Don't think I could ever fault them. Gonna be sad not seeing their iconic purple and yellow filling the skies

Re: Monarch Airlines ceased operation

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:48 am
by Gennaro
Sad news, I had the chance to fly this airline when I went to the UK a few years ago, but we had to switch to easyjet last minute :(