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: