Monarch Airlines is a British low-cost airline based at Luton Airport. It operating scheduled flights to destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey.
Monarch, whose headquarters are at London Luton airport, was founded in 1968. It operates from four other UK bases – London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds Bradford – travelling to more than 40 destinations around the world. The company employs about 2,750 predominantly UK-based staff, and all but about 600 people working in its engineering division. Monarch Airlines, a struggling British low-cost carrier and tour operator, collapsed into bankruptcy on October 2, 2017 and ceased its flights.