Flight from Tel Aviv completes repatriation of Monarch holidaymakers
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Flight from Tel Aviv completes repatriation of Monarch holidaymakers

More than 120 people land in Luton, bringing to a close a £60 million operation affecting more than 80,000 customers

Monarch plane at Luton Airport

Photo credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Monarch plane at Luton Airport Photo credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

More than 120 people have flown from Tel Aviv to London overnight, completing the repatriation of holiday makers affected by the collapse of Monarch airlines.

The final flight – a service from the Israeli coastal city with 122 passengers – landed at Luton Airport at just after 3.30am on Monday morning.

More than 80,000 Monarch holidaymakers have now been repatriated to the UK as part of an operation expected to cost around £60million.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) put on 567 flights which brought back the passengers after the travel company went into administration.

The CAA said it is contacting all 1,000 Atol protected passengers still abroad “in order to arrange alternative flights to get them home when their trip has ended”.

 

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