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Check-in & ID - Advance Passenger Information (API)

It is a mandatory requirement that all airlines provide details about their passengers before they travel in and out of the UK. This requirement is called Advance Passenger Information (API).

To comply with the API regulation, we will request all the following details for each passenger on your booking, which you can find on their passports:

  • Full name (as it appears on the passport/ID card)
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number/ID card
  • Country where the passport/ID card was issued
  • Passport/ID card expiry date
  • Nationality
  • Gender

API information must be provided for all bookings made online, through our telephone contact centre and at the airport check-in desk. If you made your booking through a travel agent or third party please contact them to get your API added to your booking.

How to add or change your API online

Adding Advanced Passenger Information (API) to your online booking is a straightforward process which saves you time at the airport.

Click here to check our How to Guide.

If you made the booking on www.monarch.co.uk you can change API online. Simply log in as above, locate the booking you wish to update and amend your details.

Once your details have been submitted successfully, confirmation will display on the screen.

How to add API through our Customer Services Centre

To add API over the phone, please contact us and someone from our friendly Customer Services Centre team will assist you.

How to add API at the airport

It is possible to add your API at the airport check-in desk where your passport will be scanned. However, we don’t recommend that you wait until you get to the airport to register your API as this will delay the check-in process.

How to add API if you have booked your flight via Avro/ Monarch Holidays or Cosmos Holidays and your flight number starts with ZB

Please visit this page to add your API. https://www.monarch.co.uk/apis1

Your privacy

If you have any concerns about how we store and use your information, please read our privacy policy.

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