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UK's Monarch Airlines shuts down: 110,000 stranded; chief says 'sorry'

'I am so sorry that thousands now face a cancelled holiday or trip, possible delays getting home and huge inconvenience'

Reuters  |  London 

Monarch Airlines collapsed on Monday, the biggest ever failure of a British airline, stranding tens of thousands of travellers overseas and prompting the country's biggest-ever peacetime repatriation effort. Monarch cancelled about 300,000 future bookings and apologised to customers and staff as it became the UK's largest carrier to go into administration. "I am so sorry that thousands now face a cancelled holiday or trip, possible delays getting home and huge inconvenience as a result of our failure," Monarch Chief Executive Andrew Swaffield told employees in a ...

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First Published: Mon, October 02 2017. 14:01 IST
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