booking - book with confidence

We are one of the UK's major providers of low-cost scheduled flights. We've come along way since our launch in 1968 and today our fleet features 33 of the world's most modern jet aircraft, and each year we fly around 7 million people to more than 100 destinations worldwide.

Monarch has always been quick to respond to changes in the market and believes in finding ways to give customers exactly what they want. We're proud to be the oldest UK airline operating under our original name and with over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, we're well placed to offer expert advice on how to secure extra protection when booking scheduled flights.

Top tips to secure extra protection when booking flights

1) Book Travel Insurance with Monarch

Booking travel insurance (single trip or annual) with Monarch (supplied by our partner Rock Insurance Services) will automatically cover each policy holder up to £500 for replacement ticket cover (with no excess to pay).

You can purchase our travel insurance as part of your scheduled flight booking here at or you can purchase directly from our travel insurance website. Read our full travel insurance policy wording. Don't forget the best way to save is to buy an annual policy if you travel more than once a year.

2) Book scheduled flights on a Credit Card or Visa Debit card

If your flights cost over £100 and you pay for them using a credit card (Visa / Mastercard) you'll be entitled to a refund in the event of scheduled airline failure (this is protected under the terms of the Consumer Credit Act). You'll need to contact your card issuer to make the claim. If your flights cost less than £100 you may still be entitled to a refund, but you'll need to check with your card issuer and claim in good time.

If you pay using a Visa Debit Card you should also be able claim a refund using the 'Visa Debit Card Chargeback Scheme'. Contact your bank or Visa for more details of this scheme.

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