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CAA helps return over 45,000 Monarch customers to UK

Posted 6 October 2017 · Add Comment

The Civil Aviation Authority's flying programme completed 57 flights on its fourth day of operation on Thursday, returning 10,604 people to the UK.

With 10 days remaining and approximately 64,788 passengers still to bring back to the UK, the CAA is working around the clock, in conjunction with the Government, to deliver the replacement flying programme following the administration of Monarch Airlines.

On Friday 6 October, day five of the flying programme, the CAA plans to operate 56 flights, bringing over 11,100 people back to the UK.

Richard Moriarty, CAA Group Director of Consumers and Markets, said: “We are working around the clock to bring home 110,000 people from around the Mediterranean and beyond.  Our programme remains on track. Last night by the end of day four of the 14 programme we had a total of 45,000 people back in the UK. Today, our aim is that a further 10,000 people are home. 

“This will mean half of the people abroad when Monarch collapsed on Monday morning will be back in the UK by the weekend. So far we've managed to bring the vast majority of people back to the UK on the day they were due to fly back with Monarch. 

“We are not complacent and we still have a long way to go.  Just like for normal commercial airlines, our schedule will be subject to delays caused by weather events, technical faults and external events beyond our control.

“Our website has proved invaluable in getting information on replacement flights to people and has now had over one million unique visitors.” 

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