Monarch Airlines

  • London - Luton
  • London -Gatwick
  • Birmingham
  • East Midlands
  • Leeds / Bradford
  • Manchester

Monarch Airlines, the outer appearance also briefly Monarch, is a British airline based in Luton. The company belongs to the Swiss Group Globus Travel Services.


Monarch Airlines was established on 1 June 1967, and took part in the April 5, 1968 on charter flights with an inherited Caledonian Airways Bristol 175 from London - Luton to Madrid -Barajas.

1971 began with Monarch Airlines, the jet age with the purchase of a used Boeing 720 of Northwest Airlines for 1 million U.S. dollars. From 1976, all machines in the fleet jet aircraft were.

1981 offices at Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow International were opened. 1985 Monarch requested the license for scheduled flights and on July 5, 1986 Monarch Crown Service was established as a department for scheduled flights.

In 1999 the company received its first Airbus A330 -200 and thus flew long- haul charter flights in a two -class configuration. 2002 Monarch Crown Service in Monarch Scheduled ( dt scheduled flight line ) has been renamed.

In September 2011, Monarch Airlines canceled an order for six Boeing in 2006 gave 787-8 as future increases short - and medium-haul routes to be serviced. In recent years, the Company has modified several times their logo lettering and paint their aircraft.

In March 2013 Monarch Airlines opened its sixth British base on the Leeds / Bradford Airport.

In April 2014 Monarch Airlines eyes as the last European airline from the passenger version of the Airbus A300, which it has operated since 1990.


Monarch Airlines operated by several British cities from many European and intercontinental destinations, including mainly holiday destinations such as Fuerteventura, Antalya, Kos, Goa and Orlando. It will be carried out both charter and scheduled flights.

Since September 2012, a target is approached in Germany with Munich for the first time, in December 2012, followed Friedrichshafen. Back in April 2013, all six routes have been temporarily suspended after Germany, the compounds, however, operated with the exception of the connection Birmingham Munich again.


As of July 2013, the fleet of 39 aircraft consists of Monarch Airlines with an average age of 13.5 years:

  • 01 Airbus A300- 600R ( last flight on 13 April 2014 London - Gatwick to Birmingham)
  • 10 Airbus A320 -200 ( 2 Sharklet Equipped)
  • 21 Airbus A321 -200
  • 02 Airbus A330 -200
  • 03 Boeing 757-200 ( phasing out prospectively to 2014)
  • 02 Airbus A321 -200 (equipped with Sharklets; delivery in April and May 2015)