Monarch Airlines set for relaunch six years after collapse

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 23-08-2023
  • Travel
  • Photo Credit: Monarch
Monarch Airlines set for relaunch six years after collapse

Monarch Airlines is preparing to relaunch six years after collapsing. The company, which operated out of Luton Airport, confirmed its new headquarters would be in the Bedfordshire town.

The airline collapsed in 2017, with more than 1,800 workers made redundant and the flights and holidays for about 860,000 people being cancelled, but Monarch has announced that the airline and the holiday company have been transferred to new ownership.

According to Companies House, the new incarnation of the firm was founded in January, and a new website and social media accounts have also been launched.

A spokesperson for the company said: "On the 18th of August we completed the critical first step in our mission to relaunch a much-loved name in UK travel when Monarch Airlines and Monarch Holidays were passed into new ownership”.

"We're now building a brand new Monarch and can't wait to share more with the travelling public in the very near future."

Monarch Airlines ceased trading in 2017, leaving its aeroplanes grounded on the tarmac at Luton Airport. When the company ceased trading in October 2017, the Civil Aviation Authority had to help 110,000 holidaymakers return home.

At the time it was the UK's fifth biggest airline and the country's largest ever to collapse.