‘Biggest peacetime repatriation’ continues after Monarch collapse (Sky)

‘Biggest peacetime repatriation’ continues after Monarch collapse (Sky)

Efforts are continuing to bring back passengers of Monarch Airlines after the carrier went into administration.

More than 11,000 passengers were expected to have departed on 66 UK-bound flights by the end of Monday in the first stage of a repatriation reported to be costing the Government up to £60m.

Around 110,000 passengers were overseas when the 50-year-old airline went bust and they will be flown home at no extra cost to them.

The Government has called it the UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation.

Travellers were warned to expect delays as the Government works to ensure there are enough flights to return the “huge number” of passengers.

The flights and holidays of 860,000 people were cancelled when Monarch Airlines went into administration on Monday morning, leaving around 1,800 of its employees without jobs. Read more

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