On October 2nd 2017 Monarch Airlines flew its final regular service flight to Tel Aviv and ceased all operations leaving thousands stranded across Europe and the world. I'm sure this disastrous ending was not what Bill Hodgson and Don Peacock had in mind when they started Monarch in 1967.
At its heart, Monarch was always designed to serve the middle class. It began as an airline intent on getting families to vacation destinations and continued to be driven by this market until and beyond 2004 when it became a regularly scheduled LCC. Few people know that upon the accusation of 757-200s into it's fleet that were ETOPS certified, Monarch was the first British operated twin engine jet to cross the Atlantic Ocean with passengers. (Luton to Orlando).
Manufacturer: Gemini Jets