Key.Aero reveals further details about the proposed relaunch of Monarch Airlines including fleet strategy, launch date and USP.
In a somewhat surprising turn of events, defunct British leisure carrier Monarch Airlines has announced its relaunch, six years after the operator collapsed into administration leaving more than 100,000 passengers stranded abroad.
Over the weekend, new social media accounts and a website sprung into life raising hopes that the iconic carrier could return to the skies.
A Monarch spokesperson confirmed to Key.Aero that a relaunch was in motion and that summer 2024 is the target for the airline, "however this date is liable to change depending on the certification process".
“Our initial airports will come as no surprise to those who followed the previous Monarch. However as discussions with various airports are either underway or yet to take place, I cannot comment on this,” the spokesperson added.
When it comes to the fleet, the airline is in talks to acquire a split fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. These will be sourced via a UK-based partner.