• CAA launched flying programme on Monday 2 October to bring 110,000 people back to the UK in response to Monarch Airlines administration
  • After ELEVEN days: 545 flights operated, 100,031 customers have returned back to the UK
  • DAY TWELVE (Friday 13 October): 29 flights planned, bringing back more than 3,900 passengers to the UK
  • Over 90 per cent of passengers are now back in the UK
  • Main flying programme ends on Sunday 15 October

The Civil Aviation Authority's flying programme completed 32 flights during its 11th day of operation on Thursday, returning a further 4,625 people to the UK.

The flying programme continues to operate smoothly, and so far we have flown 98 per cent of passengers on the day of their original departure.

On Friday 13 October, day 12 of the flying programme, the CAA plans to operate 29 flights, for over 3,900 people planning to return to the UK.

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

“With just three days to go, more than 90 per cent of passengers have now returned to the UK.  The flying programme has continued to operate smoothly, and we are pleased that 98 per cent of passengers have returned to the UK on the day of their original departure.

“This has been an enormous task, and by the end of Sunday we will have operated 700 flights.  We thank all our partners, including the airlines, airport operators, ground handling teams and coach companies for all their support. We will continue to work around the clock until the end of the flying programme.”

Flying Programme Analysis

Statistics Day 11 - Thursday 12 October Week one totals
Flights completed 32 404
Passengers back in the UK 4,625 79,083
Number of calls to the call centre 2,068 38,608
Unique visitors to monarch.caa.co.uk Total so far 1,190,128 1,107,955
Page views on monarch.caa.co.uk Total so 7,851,664 6,940,033

The CAA will be providing daily updates in the final days of the programme