in Aerospace

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.” 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Jacksons Fencing secures defence assets at Portsmouth Naval Base

Jacksons Fencing has installed high security solutions at Portsmouth Naval Base, including Princess Royal Jetty, the shared border with the historic HMS Warrior 1980, an iconic harrier jump jet display and the base’s main entrance at

Aeroco to double the size of its new facility

Due to growth in customer demand, aircraft cabin and component maintenance specialist, Aeroco Group International, has announced further investment plans that will double the size of its brand-new state of the art facility.

UKspace welcomes the Space Industry Bill passing into law

UKspace welcomes the passing into law of the Space Industry Bill which not only puts in place the enabling legislation to allow space flight from UK soil, it also modernises the existing UK space law keeping pace with technology trends and

Certification cements AJW’s commitment to sustainability

AJW Group is pleased to announce that it has renewed its ISO 14001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications, reaffirming its commitment to the highest environmental and health and safety standards.

Dstl supports new science challenge in schools

As the world marked International Women’s Day last week, staff at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Porton Down organised an initiative to inspire girls to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and

Cobham reveals engineering behind ELGA class 4 antennas

Cobham SATCOM is highlighting the engineering breakthroughs behind its most technologically advanced terminals, the next-gen Inmarsat Class 4 AVIATOR S series and AVIATOR UAV 200, at Satellite 2018.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
SMI FAVWSBT1402060618SMI FAVSABT2411120418SMI HelicopterTBT1402240518Aviation Africa BT18418FIL18 BT111017220718