With just 40mins to go before Monarchs ATOL certificate expires, The last 2 outbound flights have been cancelled.
- 00:45 Ibiza Airport shows Monarch flights to Birmingham and Gatwick as BA flight numbers
- 00:30 2 Qatar Airways A320’s depart Stansted for Ibiza as BA92100 & BA9201.
- ZB418 from Birmingham to Ibiza and ZB298 from London Gatwick to Ibiza have both been cancelled at the Boarding stage.
No official announcement has been made from either Monarch or the Civil Aviation Authority but 8 Aircraft from Qatar Airways and 3 from Air Transat are in Europe to assist with the potential repatriation of Monarch customers.
The deadline for to renew their ATOL certificate is 23:59hrs 1st October 2017.
Monarch Airlines have been contacted regarding the cancellations.
In addition to the cancellations, all Monarch aircraft have been towed to remote stands. One of the indicators analysts look for when airlines cease trading.
This is an on-going situation and this story is likely to be updated.
Shame if it does fold
I thought it a bit strange that an airline with financial problems would ditch their A320/A321 fleet and replace them with Boeing’s 737-MAX. I can only assume that a Boeing funded lease will be on better terms than the current setup…
I think there have been some rather rash decisions made in the Monarch boardroom over the last few years so this may well be the end-game
Exact same happened last year. Aircraft remote stands, IBZ late night outbound canx, shadow airline. Surprised you don’t remember or research. Not saying it’s insignificant or irrelevant, just saves sensationalism.
Airports take a precautionary measure of parking aircraft remotely so that IF the airline doesn’t fly the next day the aircraft are not blocking stands with airbridges as there may not be engineers available to remove them to remote stands. Don’t take this out of context, you’re only fuelling the scaremongering. This is poor journalism indeed.
Except for the fact it was 100% spot on. Sometimes, Journalists know more than you realise. Thanks for your feedback.