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Old 30th Sep 2017, 23:27
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Sun Express

Not sure if it's been mentioned but Sun Express (XQ) will start 2x weekly Luton to Antalya eff. 18JUN 2018

No sign of Izmir as yet for Summer '18
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 00:55
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Expect a few Qatar Airways A320 flights over the next few days operating for the UK CAA instead of scheduled Monarch flights. NAP/ARN/AGP arrivals will be first ones tomorrow. Sad times for everyone involved.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 04:36
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Well it’s now official. I think it is a shame and I hope all the staff and passengers are well looked after.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 05:21
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Shocking For me there has always been a Monarch at Luton. What has happened to their engineering side, has that be wound up? Then there is their apprentice school.

Monarch have two large hangars next to each other plus other smaller former aircraft hangars. Could Gulfstream move into these or is it too late now and the contracts have been signed? What will happen their HQ and is it big enough for easyjet if they wanted to move out of the CTA?

At least 9 departures due out today using 5 aircraft so this will make a dent in the airports passenger figures. Luton will have plenty of overnight stands now available.

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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 05:29
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MAEL is not in Administration and is still operating at this current time. Wether it'll be rebranded remains to be seen.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 05:36
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Most of their work at Luton was for Monarch. It can only mean bad news. So sad for all the staff.
The MAEL team will be doing everything possible to ensure that our engineering business survives and prospers and carries forward the Monarch name with pride and dedication to professionalism and service.
I have put a photo on the History thread of Monarch in its heyday. http://www.pprune.org/aviation-histo...algia-127.html

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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 09:35
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Incredbly sad to learn of Monarch’s collapse. They’ve been around as long as I have. I’ve got so many fond memories of watching their planes - the old 720’s and 1-11’s at Luton as a kid and having the pleasure of flying with them since. A long, proud history, I guess their demise was inevitable in the end but the airline industrry and in particular Luton Airport without Monarch just wont be the same
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 10:06
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Originally Posted by wallp View Post
Incredbly sad to learn of Monarch’s collapse. They’ve been around as long as I have. I’ve got so many fond memories of watching their planes - the old 720’s and 1-11’s at Luton as a kid and having the pleasure of flying with them since. A long, proud history, I guess their demise was inevitable in the end but the airline industrry and in particular Luton Airport without Monarch just wont be the same
I once viewed some photos of me as a child with their Bristol Britannia’s in the background. Like you, I loved the 720b’s and one-ellevens but equally the 707-320 that operated from LTN I think around 1978?

Does anyone know if a book was in the ‘making’ into what would have been it’s 50th year of operations next year? I need to buy it!
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 11:48
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Media circus at Monarch HQ while 4 aircraft are parked up including these 2 on the south stands.



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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 14:52
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Just pulled the stat out for Monarch for 2016. They were Luton's 4th largest airline in terms of movements with 4,587, which was 4.5% of all airline movements.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 16:10
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I presume easyJet will look to poach these slots?
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 16:16
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Who knows, suddenly Gatwick has spare capacity, they could even move capacity out of Luton to fill Gatwick first.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 16:37
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That would be up to KPMG to get the best price I would have thought, assuming they are of value on the books. If not used for a period of time would they not just go back into a pool to be sold by the airport?
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 16:42
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LTN and BHX will certainly be down next year now. Easy may well deploy more aircraft at LGW; LTN was to see at least a couple of A321 Neos I believe but may be not now. Remember that TUI will also base fewer aircraft next year too. I wonder if that might be reversed now- did Monarch carry many of their pax-or those of Thomas Cook

I thought Jet2 might have over-expanded but they and STN will probably be the overall winners.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 16:55
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I could see EasyJet Starting a LTN-GIB route from next year tbh.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 17:25
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I was surprised they never did after they took over GB Airways but the MON product from Luton was loyal and good then.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 17:28
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Gatwick is the prize with Luton and Stansted doing well out of a lack of capacity at Gatwick. How many Monarch aircraft were based there as I doubt their slots will remain unfilled for long.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 17:34
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Currently 9 parked up at Gatwick so likely to had at least 18 slot pairs a day.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 17:35
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9 parked up at Gatwick, 11 at Birmingham, 9 at Manchester & G-ZBAR on lease from Air Malta at Leeds.
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 18:43
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Will anyone take over the ovda/eliat route. Was looking to go again in march. would be a shame to see it go. As it is a great shame that Monarch has gone
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