CAA flies back first 12,000 passengers stranded by Monarch collapse

CAA Flies Back First 12,000 Passengers Stranded By Monarch Collapse

CAA flies back first 12,000 passengers stranded by Monarch collapse

The Civil Aviation Authority’s flying programme completed 61 flights in its first day of operation, returning passengers stranded by the collapse of Monarch Airlines to the UK.

CAA Flies Back First 12,000 Passengers Stranded By Monarch Collapse

In total some 11,843 passengers were flown back to the UK, by 24 destinations.

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With 13 days remaining along with approximately 98,000 passengers still to bring back to the UK, the CAA is usually working around the clock, in conjunction with the UK government, to deliver the replacement flying programme following the administration of Monarch.

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The CAA plans to operate 58 flights on Wednesday, bringing over 11,000 people back to the UK.

CAA Flies Back First 12,000 Passengers Stranded By Monarch Collapse

Andrew Haines, chief executive of the CAA, said: “Our flying programme commenced early yesterday morning along with we brought 11,843 people back from the first day. 

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“We expect to bring a further 11,647 back to the UK today. 

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“We recognise of which This kind of will be a concerning time for many customers along with we definitely appreciate their support.

“I want to thank all those involved in organising This kind of mammoth operation which has got off to a not bad start along with to reaffirm our commitment to those passengers still abroad of which we will get them back to the UK from the days ahead. 

“Given the unprecedented scale of This kind of task some disruption is usually inevitable. 

“We thank everyone involved for their patience.”

The CAA also fielded over 13,000 calls to its newly established information line.

All future Monarch bookings, including flights along with holidays, have at This kind of point been cancelled following a decision by the company’s board to appoint joint administrators to the business, which has resulted from the company ceasing to trade.

CAA flies back first 12,000 passengers stranded by Monarch collapse

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