Over 100,000 stranded after Monarch airline shuts down

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The UK is struggling to repatriate some 110,000 people after the country’s Monarch airline stopped operating its flights. The government asked the aviation authority to provide planes to transport British citizens home. Some 110,000 passengers are believed to be stuck abroad as the UK-based budget Monarch airline announced all of its flights and holidays have been “canceled and are no longer operating.”

“I am truly sorry that it has ended like this,” the company’s CEO Andrew Swaffield told employees in a message. “I am so sorry that thousands now face a canceled holiday or trip, possible delays getting home and huge inconvenience as a result of our failure.”

Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it was chartering 30 aircraft to bring back stranded holidaymakers “at no cost to them.” The first planes, transporting passengers from Ibiza, have already landed in London and Birmingham…

Read more : Deutsche Welle, 03.10.2017