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Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines
AirlineMonarch Airlines
Founded5 June 1967
Commenced operations5 April 1968
*Birmingham *Dublin (seasonal) *Gatwick *Luton (HQ) *Manchester
Frequent-flyer programVantage Club
Fleet size30
Destinations100+ (23 scheduled)
Company sloganFly your way. Every Day
HeadquartersLondon Luton Airport
Luton, United Kingdom
Key people
* Iain Rawlinson (Chairman) * Conrad Clifford (CEO) * Richard Mintern (COO)

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Monarch Airlines, often shortened to and trading as Monarch, is a British charter and scheduled airline based on the grounds of London Luton Airport in Luton. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest charter airlines, operating to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, India and Africa, serving mainly leisure destinations. It also operates scheduled flights to many Mediterranean destinations, the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey.

The airline's main base and headquarters is at Luton Airport with other operational bases at Manchester, Gatwick and Birmingham. Manchester is Monarch's primary scheduled operation base and largest base, whilst Gatwick is Monarch's primary charter operation base. It also has a charter base at Dublin. It is the oldest UK airline that has not changed its original name. It has around 2,070 employees.

Monarch is one of the largest UK airlines, having carried around 5.8 million passengers during 2010.

In June 2010 Monarch Airlines was ranked 58th in the Sunday Times Top Track 100 listing British private companies with the biggest sales. The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.

Monarch Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monarch Holdings, which in turn is 100%-owned by the Globus Travel Group. As of mid-2010, Globus Travel's shareholders include,

* Amerald Investments (88%)

* Atlantic Financial Services (7%)

* Abaco Holdings (4%)

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