Monarch Airlines Spain Flights

Monarch Airlines (ZB) Information

Monarch Airlines, also known simply as Monarch, was a British charter and scheduled airline which later, in 2004, became a low-cost airline The airline’s headquarters were at Luton; in addition, it had other bases at Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, Gatwick and Manchester. It was Britain’s fifth-biggest airline, employing roughly 3,500 employees as of 1 October 2017, and was the biggest airline in British history to collapse. The company held a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Type A Operating Licence, which permitted it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats. On 5 June 1967, Monarch Airlines was established by a pair of British businessmen, Bill Hodgson and Don Peacock, while financing was received from the Swiss Sergio Mantegazza family. It was founded upon the ethos of the package holiday, being orientated conveying British holidaymakers to desirable tourism destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean region. Operated as a subsidiary of Globus Getaway Holdings, Monarch commenced passenger operations on 5 April 1968, flying a charter flight from Luton Airport, London to Madrid, Spain, using a Bristol 175 Britannia 300 turboprop. The company grew quickly from strong demand for package holidays; during 1972, Monarch carried 500,000 passengers with the space of a single year for the first time. During 1971, Monarch entered the jet age, procuring a number of Boeing 720B and BAC 1-11 jetliners; these types replaced all of the company’s Britannias during the mid-1970s, making the company an all-jet airline. During spring 1985, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) awarded Monarch Airlines licences to commence scheduled services to Málaga, Menorca and Tenerife. This enabled the airline to launch its first-ever scheduled service from Luton to Menorca on 5 July 1986, under the brand name Monarch crown service. During 1986, Monarch acquired their first Boeing 737-300 airliner. On 1 May 1988, Monarch operated the first ETOPS Transatlantic operation under CAA regulations. During 1990, Monarch Airlines introduced the Airbus A300-600R, its first widebodied aircraft. During 1993, Monarch Airlines introduced the first Airbus A320 aircraft into its fleet; it would later be joined by the first of the larger Airbus A321s in 1997. The Airbus A320 family would eventually entirely replace Monarch’s fleet of Boeing 737-300s. However, during the mid-to-late 1990s, Monarch started to come under competitive pressure from a newly emerging market sector in the form of the budget airline. During 2004, in light of the success of low-fares, no frills airlines such as easyJet, Monarch opted to adopt a low-cost model for its services. During the 2000s, Monarch Airlines decided to terminate all of its remaining charter flight operators, choosing to focus exclusively upon the operation of scheduled flights. During this era, common destinations included the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Sweden, Turkey and various locations around the Mediterranean. During 2015, the airline carried over 5.7 million passengers. During 2016, Monarch signed a major deal for 45 new Boeing 737 MAX-8 airliners, the first of which was due to be delivered during 2018; these would have eventually replaced its fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 airliners. On 2 October 2017, Monarch entered administration and ceased operations with immediate effect, stranding 110,000 passengers abroad. Monarch was one of the oldest British airlines to have never changed its original name before it ceased operations. It was the fifth largest airline, and the largest ever to have ceased trading, in the UK.

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Monarch Airlines Airline Spain Destinations

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Monarch Airlines Base Tenerife South Airport

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  • Airport Name: Tenerife South Airport
  • Country Code: ES
  • City Code: TCI
  • Airport Code: TFS
  • Flightable: true
  • Time Zone: Atlantic/Canary
  • Latitude: 28.044443
  • Longitude: -16.5725