Monarch - Air Operators Licence runs out on Friday

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28 Sep 2016 18:55 by tteedd Star rating in Hertfordshire & Punt.... 967 posts Send private message

Monarch's AOL (Air Operators Licence) runs out on Friday and as of this morning has yet to be renewed. The newspapers report a rumour that the CAA has reserved charter aircraft to get people home.

Keenly interested as we are to fly Luton/Alicante on Sunday morning.

Monarch's web site says that they have no financial problems (but does not say they have no problems at all).

Would be good if anyone has any better (or inside) information.





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29 Sep 2016 00:03 by ads Star rating. 4019 posts Send private message

01 Oct 2016 17:26 by tteedd Star rating in Hertfordshire & Punt.... 967 posts Send private message

It seems that the CAA has given Monarch a 12 day stay of execution.

Most comment seems to believe that the problem is financial. This backed up by Monarch's statement about new finance.

So I fly tomorrow, but do not know if I have a flight back!





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01 Oct 2016 18:23 by mariedav Star rating in Ciudad Quesada. 1087 posts Send private message

According to the papers this is only for package and charter holiday flights. Normal flights should not be affected and they are covered by EU rules not ATOL.

Looks like your flight only should be safe.

 





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01 Oct 2016 22:42 by tteedd Star rating in Hertfordshire & Punt.... 967 posts Send private message

True but I do not see Monarch continuing to trade without it.

Monarch is a bit complicated as the flights are provided by a sub company (can't remember name). I suppose it is possible that the sub company could continue to run the flights but there would be a lot of empty seats without the holiday package passengers.





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02 Oct 2016 07:22 by Tadd1966 Star rating in Los Montesinos. 1755 posts Send private message

No flights have been cancelled and bookings still being taken for schedule flights and package holidays

So no need to worry at this stage it is only rumours



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