Monarch Airlines collapses

Monarch Airlines provided 15% of the seating capacity from Birmingham Airport.
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The UK’s fifth largest carrier, Monarch Airlines, has ceased flying and administrator KPMG has been appointed to the firm. More than 1,800 of the airline’s 2,100 staff have been made redundant. Its collapse triggered an airlift, organised by the Civil Aviation Authority, to repatriate around 110,000 passengers who were stranded while on holiday. Flights booked by another 750,000 travellers who were planning to fly over the winter were also cancelled. Monarch’s last flight was ZB3785 from Tel Aviv, which landed at

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