Monarch & Ryanair Cancellations- Know Your Rights

What’s the latest in the world of Heathrow airport and travel from the experts in quality airport parking at Heathrow?

Not only have Ryanair recently cancelled flights on a major scale due to ‘staffing issues’, but now the airline Monarch have gone into Administration only this week. The airline, founded in 1967, has ceased trading, almost a year after the carrier was given a £165million bailout, when it appeared to be teetering on the brink, the airline and holiday operator has folded.

Monarch, the UK’s fifth largest airline, nearly saw its operator licence expire on Saturday before it was given a 24-hour extension – which was not renewed.

The impact of terror attacks in key holiday markets, including Egypt and Turkey, the fall in the value of the pound following last year’s vote for Brexit, and stiff competition in the low-cost carrier market are understood to be behind the company’s downfall.

So what can you do if you’ve been affected?

Of course there are Monarch passengers already abroad who need to make alternative arrangements and also over 300,000 passengers with future Monarch bookings.  For those already abroad, passengers will use aircraft sourced by the CAA from other airlines, including Qatar Airways, easyJet and Air Transat. Rescue flights have already begun, with information from FlightRadar showing a Qatar Airways A320 bringing passengers home from Ibiza. More than 30 aircraft will be chartered by the CAA.

As Monarch also sold package holidays, there will be customers missing out on more than just flights. Fortunately, those who have booked package holidays through the operator should be protected by the Government’s Atol scheme.

However, those booked to fly with Monarch via another tour operator, such as Thomson or Thomas Cook, will likely be catered for by the operator who will source an alternative aircraft or flight. Contact your operator to check the latest information. Read more:

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