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Monarch flights cancelled as airline ceases trading

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Monarch Airlines has ceased trading and all of its future bookings have been cancelled, the Civil Aviation Authority has said.Around 110,000 customers are currently overseas and the government has asked the CAA to charter aircraft to bring them back to the UK.Monarch is the UK’s fifth biggest airline and the country’s largest ever to go into administration. Customers due to fly from the UK have been told not to go to the airport.Monarch had been in last-ditch talks with the CAA about renewing its licence to sell package holidays.It had until midnight on Sunday to reach a deal with the aviation authority but failed to do so.

Advice to Monarch customers, issued by CAACustomers in the UK yet to travel: don’t go to the airport
Customers abroad: everyone due to fly in the next fortnight will be brought back to the UK at no cost to them. There is no need to cut short your stay
All affected customers should check monarch.caa.co.uk for more information
The CAA also has a 24-hour helpline: 0300 303 2800 from the UK and Ireland and +44 1753 330330 from overseas


Source: BBC