• CAA launched flying programme on Monday 2 October to bring 110,000 people back to the UK in response to Monarch Airlines administration
  • on DAY TEN (Wednesday 11 October): 30 flights operated, 5,224 customers returned back to the UK
  • DAY ELEVEN (Thursday 12 October): 33 flights planned, bringing back more than 4,600 passengers to the UK
  • Main flying programme ends on Sunday 15 October  

The Civil Aviation Authority's flying programme completed 30 flights during its 10th day of operation on Wednesday, returning a further 5,224 people to the UK. 

The flying programme experienced a day of normal service with limited delays, following a challenging day on Tuesday due to the French Air Traffic Control strike. 

On Thursday 12 October, day 11 of the flying programme, the CAA plans to operate 33 flights, for over 4,600 people planning to return to the UK. 

Richard Moriarty, CAA Group Director of Consumers and Markets, said:  

 “The CAA continues to work around the clock, in conjunction with the Government and airline partners, to deliver our replacement flying programme.   

“With just four days until the end of our programme, passengers are reminded to check the website 'monarch.caa.co.uk' to confirm the time of their flights at least 24 hours in advance as some people will need to arrive at the airport earlier than originally planned.

 “We are sorry that some passengers experienced disruption during the last couple of days, this was caused by the French Air Traffic Control strike. We are pleased that our service has returned to normal and all those passengers are now back in the UK.” 

Flying Programme Analysis

Statistics Day ten - Wednesday 11 October Week one totals
Flights completed 30 404
Passengers back in the UK 5,224 79,083
Number of calls to the call centre 2,385 38,608
Unique visitors to monarch.caa.co.uk Total so far 1,165,198 1,107,955
Page views on monarch.caa.co.uk Total so 7,548,226 6,940,033


The CAA will be providing regular updates as our flying programme develops.