Latest Charter airline Stories

2009-10-06 07:25:00

LUTON, England, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning travel group Monarch has launched a new version of its website, www.monarch.co.uk, with a whole new look and feel as well as added functionality, making it even easier to find the lowest fares and book Monarch Flights, Monarch Holidays and Monarch Hotels. As well as a re-design to bring the website inline with Monarch's latest brand and advertising designs, the site also features a range of developments including a merged booking search...

2009-09-07 13:25:00

LUTON, England, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning low fares airline, Monarch, and global leader in online payments, PayPal, are celebrating a successful two year partnership by rewarding customers and removing booking fees for all flights booked via www.monarch.co.uk and paid for via PayPal. Between 04 and 30 September 2009, all scheduled Monarch flights booked on monarch.co.uk and paid for via PayPal will have the booking fee waived, meaning great savings* for PayPal customers...

2009-09-01 13:16:00

LUTON, England, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the reported growth of the 'staycation', the poor British weather this summer has once again fallen foul of people's expectations and in a desperate attempt to catch some sun, a recent online survey by www.monarch.co.uk has revealed that 70% of UK holidaymakers are now planning to book a late holiday deal and travel abroad. The poll, which ran on www.monarch.co.uk, asked visitors to the site if the bad British weather had influenced their...

2008-09-15 09:00:35

By Jeremy Watson HUNDREDS of passengers caught up in the XL tour company crash were last night back in Scotland as part of "the most challenging" emergency airlift ever undertaken by airlines. Two flights arrived at Glasgow Airport early yesterday morning carrying holidaymakers from Dalaman in Turkey after being switched from a grounded XL plane to Freebird, a Turkish airline. Last night, other stranded XL passengers from Tenerife were flown by Monarch Airlines into Manchester before...

2008-09-13 06:00:15

By Jenny Haworth; Lyndsay Moss A FURTHER 30 airlines could go bust in the next three months, the chief executive of British Airways warned last night, after the collapse of XL Leisure Group. Willie Walsh said there were many other "weak" airlines worldwide that he expected would suffer the same fate as Britain's third- largest tour operator. More than 65,000 holidaymakers were left stranded by the collapse of XL Leisure yesterday. Hundreds of people arrived at UK airports to find...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

By Jasbir Authi TENS of thousands of Midland holidaymakers were left stranded at home and abroad today after the UK's third largest tour operator went into administration, grounding all flights. XL Leisure Group declared bankruptcy early today after failing to secure a rescue package amid deep financial difficulties. Birmingham couple Theo Clarke and Sarah Brookes, who had been due to fly to the Greek island of Santorini to get married, were among those hit by the collapse. The...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

EUROPE'S largest independent charter airline announced yesterday it was cutting hundreds of jobs to try to stave off bankruptcy. Futura International Airways - which owns Dublin-based Futura Gael - decided on the move after suspending all flights for 24 hours. The action had sparked fears thousands of travellers would be left stranded around the Mediterranean. But company executives insisted after a meeting at their Majorca HQ flights would return to normal today. A source said:...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.