Founded in 1967 with its headquarters located at Luton, UK.
It is the oldest airline in UK which has not changed its name since its inception and has transported around seven million passengers making it the UK’s most leisure airlines. Its holding company is Monarch group, UK’s leading Independent travel group having core operational areas such as airlines, tour operations and aircraft engineering.
Major operating bases include Birmingham, Leeds Bradford International, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports .As of 2015 Airlines has Fleet of size 37 which include airbus A300, A320, A321 and A330, and Boeing 737 MAX 8 (Yet to deliver in 2018 Q2).
Airline has its operational flights across Europe and North Africa. Flights are offered to more than 40 destinations, some of them are: Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Spain, Portugal, France etc. Airlines also offers charter flights to some destinations across United States, the Caribbean, India, Gambia, Switzerland and Greece.
Airlines has adopted an innovative system of one way fares offering customer flexibility and has moved to no frills, low cost airline with respect to the competition against Ryan air and EasyJet. Airlines offers single class of service with premium cabin availability only on Long haul routes. Airlines has won many awards for Airline of the year 2007, Best charter Airline 2009, World’s greenest airlines 2011 etc. Despite accolades the airlines also faced few accidents in 2002 and in 2006 with its Boeing fleet which led to its replacement with A320’s.
Recently Ian Bartholomew is appointed as new MD for the Monarch group’s tour operating division. In October 2014 airlines went major restricting of its strategy. Some of the strategies adopted are reducing the fleet size from 42 to 34, ceasing charter and long haul flights, more focus on UK airport bases, ceasing operation in east midlands etc. This was done to improve the monarch brand and deliver better customer service and sustainability in business.