BRITISH consular staff have been despatched to Spanish airports to help assist passengers after the early morning collapse of UK operator Monarch Airlines.
More than 410,000 bookings have been axed and the sudden collapse has left 110,000 passengers ‘stranded’ abroad.
The Civil Aviation Authority has now begun the UK’s biggest repatriation effort to return customers home. The Government has asked the Civil Aviation Authority to charter more than 30 aircraft to bring customers currently overseas back to the UK.
At Malaga’s Costa del Sol airport Spanish airport operator AENA has said that flights today have been rescheduled so that flights to London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham should operate.
Their website is also showing the following information as of 13:06h on 2 October 2017:
And it understood that Monarch passengers who were due to fly to the UK from Gibraltar will also be transferred to Malaga airport.
The British charter and scheduled flight operator Monarch Airlines ceased trading at 4am this morning and announced it had appointed KPMG as liquidators.
It was placed into administration after the failure of talks with the Civil Aviation Authority and failing to gain a renewel of its Air Travel Organiser’s Licence.
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