What Happened to Monarch’s Aircraft Fleet?

A year on since the sad demise of Monarch, one of the UK’s oldest independent airlines with a proud history of flying scheduled and leisure flights, we wondered what happened to its fleet once the dust had settled?

At the time of its closure on 2 October 2017, Monarch operated a mixed fleet of Airbus A320, A321 and A330 aircraft, plus a single Boeing 737-800.

Following dispersal back to their leasing companies or storage airports, all have now been sold on to other airlines. So we thought we’d take a look at where they are now…

 

Airbus A320

  • G-OZBW (1571) – Now flying with Avion Express as LY-VEB.
  • G-OZBX (1637) – Now flying with Ellinair as SX-EMJ.
  • G-OZBY (1320) – Now flying with Azul as PR-AJB.
  • G-ZBAH (1413) – Now flying with SmartLynx Estonia as ES-ZGI.
  • G-ZBAP (1605) – Scrapped at St Athan July 2018.
  • G-ZBAR (2142) – Now flying with Thomas Cook Airlines Baleares as EC-MVH.
  • G-ZBAS (6550) – Now flying with easyJet Europe as OE-ICT.
  • G-ZBAT (3278) – Now flying with Iberia as EC-MUF.
  • G-ZBAU (3293) – Now flying with Iberia as EC-MUK.

 

Airbus A321

2018-04-09-005FD G-TCVA

  • G-MARA (983) – Now flying with Olympus Airways as SX-ABY.
  • G-OJEG (1015) – Now flying with Olympus Airways as SX-ACP.
  • G-OZBE (1707) – Now flying with Red Wings as VP-BVO.
  • G-OZBF (1763) – Now flying with Red Wings as VP-BVQ.
  • G-OZBG (1941) – Set to join Ural Airlines as VQ-B
  • G-OZBH (2105) – Now flying with Ural Airlines as VQ-BGY.
  • G-OZBI (2234) – Now flying with Avion Express/Thomas Cook as LY-VEA.
  • G-OZBL (864) – Now flying with Small Planet Airlines Poland as SP-HAU.
  • G-OZBM (1045) – Now flying with Red Wings as VP-BRB.
  • G-OZBN (1153) – Now flying with Just Us Air as YR-NTS.
  • G-OZBO (1207) – Now flying with Anda Air as UR-CSE.
  • G-OZBR (1794) – Now flying with Lanmei Airlines as XU-961.
  • G-OZBT (3546) – Now flying with Aegean Airlines as SX-DNH.
  • G-OZBU (3575) – Now flying with Nordwind Airlines as VQ-BRO.
  • G-OZBZ (1421) – Now flying with Small Plane Airlines Poland as SP-HAV.
  • G-ZBAD (5582) – Now flying with Thomas Cook Airlines as G-TCVA.
  • G-ZBAE (5606) – Now flying with Thomas Cook Airlines as G-TCVB.
  • G-ZBAF (2730) – Now flying with VLM Airlines as OO-SBA.
  • G-ZBAG (2793) – Now flying with Red Wings as VP-BRQ.
  • G-ZBAI (2553) – Now flying with Aegean Airlines as SX-DNF.
  • G-ZBAJ (2610) – Now flying with Aegean Airlines as SX-DNG.
  • G-ZBAK (3458) – Now flying with Nordwind Airlines as VQ-BRL.
  • G-ZBAL (3522) – Now flying with Lanmei Airlines as XU-919.
  • G-ZBAM (6059) – Now flying with Thomas Cook Airlines as G-TCVC.
  • G-ZBAO (6126) – Now flying with Thomas Cook Airlines as G-TCVD.

 

Airbus A330-200

monarch a330

  • G-EOMA (265) – Now flying with Wamos Air as EC-MJS.
  • G-SMAN (261) – Now flying with Flynas as 9M-AZL.

 

Boeing 737-800

Nordwind Airlines Boeing 737-82R(WL) VP-BSO

  • G-ZBAV (40874/3316) – Now flying with Nordwind Airlines as VP-BSO.

 

Monarch was the largest airline to cease trading in British history and saw the largest peacetime repatriation of passengers stranded overseas in the days and weeks following.

[Our Tribute to Monarch Airlines – 1967-2017]

Had Monarch still been operating today, it would have seen the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from a large order delivered and in service from early 2018, gradually replacing the Airbus fleet.

 

 

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6 Responses

  1. MERV CROWE says:

    Many thanks for the Monarch fleet update, I had been keeping a record but had missed a few. We flew on G-ZBAT MAN/GIB 05 /09/17. My brother was a check capt with them and flew on that last fateful day.
    So SORRY TO SEE THEM GO.

  2. Matt Falcus says:

    Thanks Merv!

  3. Mike Farrier says:

    Great documentation Matt, which made very interesting reading. Incredibly sad to see them go. Sweet memories of hoards of whispering giants and smokey 720B’s in the 70’s, making way for the Boeing sisters in the 80’s. It’s not the same without the black ‘n’ yellows….

  4. Steve Elliott says:

    Thank you for the Monarch listings .I has been a great help.
    You have a great site

    Steve

  5. Matt Falcus says:

    Thanks Steve!

  6. Jorge Santos says:

    It was one of great airline companies operating at Faro Airport (Portugal).

    It was the ZB airlines code

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