Monarch is a leading UK independent airline group. The company includes a scheduled airline, in-house tour operator and an award-winning engineering division. The airline, founded in 1968, flies to over 40 destinations from five UK bases: London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford and Luton, where it is headquartered. The airline offers six million sector seats to leisure destinations; the tour operating division offers package holidays across the airline’s scheduled network creating beach holidays, city breaks and a renowned Lapland programme. Monarch was voted the world’s most punctual low cost carrier in OAG’s Punctuality League 2016 and was appointed a Gold Trusted Service award by Feefo, the independent trusted ratings and reviews platform, in February 2017. In May 2017 the airline was voted as a winner in the ‘Regional & Low Cost Airlines’ category based on customer reviews on Trip Advisor over the last year.
The company employs approximately 2,750 predominantly UK based staff.
In 2018 Monarch will celebrate its 50th birthday, see the first delivery of the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and introduce a new cabin crew uniform.
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