Monarch Airlines 1967-2017: Our Tribute

One of the UK’s largest and best-loved carriers, Monarch Airlines, last night ceased operations. 

The independent airline has operated its fleet of aircraft painted in familiar yellow colours since 1967 from a base at Luton Airport. It also had bases at other airports around the UK.

Monarch Airlines operated a fleet of Airbus A320, A321 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with a substantial order for 737 MAX 8 in place.

What the future holds for the company or the brand is not yet known, but here’s our tribute to Monarch Airlines:

 

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Monarch Britannia on display at Duxford Museum.

 

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Monarch 737-200 at Geneva.

 

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Monarch 757 loading at Gatwick

 

Monarch A300

 

 

Monarch A321

Monarch A321

 

This could have been Monarch’s future. 737 MAX

 

 

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4 Responses

  1. Frank Taylor says:

    A very sad time for everyone involved.My first package holiday to Majorca in the early 70’s was with Monarch on a Boeing 720 out of Luton,great memories.

  2. Carl cumberpatch says:

    My 1st trip with monarch was to Athens on a b757 then went to Orlando via Bangor Maine on a b757 and been on numerous A320/321 sadly will be missed

  3. Paul Harpum says:

    Remember as a kid watching Monarch Britannia`s landing at Luton. Sadly going to be missed. Lasted longer than Courtline did at Luton in the seventies.

  4. DAVID McGUIRE says:

    Many times Monarch Britannias seen in Winter at Blackpool which went the same way as the airline.At least the airport is back as a G.A. airfield.Not much hope for Monarch now,the rot set in a few years back and they were on borrowed time.

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