• Final flights of the CAA flying programme following Monarch administration take place today
  • After THIRTEEN days: 20 flights operated, 3,729 customers have returned to the UK
  • FINAL DAY (Sunday 15 October): 20 flights planned, bringing back the final 4,509 passengers of the flying programme  

The Civil Aviation Authority's flying programme completed 20 flights during its 13th day of operation on Saturday, returning a further 3,729 people to the UK. 

The flying programme continues to return over 98 per cent of passengers to the UK on the day of their original planned departure. 

On Sunday 15 October, the final day of the two-week flying programme, the CAA plans to operate 20 flights, for 4,509 people planning to return to the UK. 

Andrew Haines, CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority, said:   

“This is the final day of our two week flying programme, during which will see the final 20 flights bring home up to another 4,500 passengers from across the Mediterranean and beyond. 

“This has been a phenomenal challenge and one that has required the cooperation and support of many businesses, government departments and individuals. The programme is not over yet and we still have a big job to do today, but I would like to say thank you to everyone who has played their part in making this a smooth operation so far.”  

”In the first 13 days we have made arrangements for more than 104,000 passengers to return to the UK and we are pleased that 98 per cent of holidaymakers have arrived home on the day of their original departure.” 

Flying Programme Analysis

Statistics Day 13 - Saturday 14 October Totals to date
Flights completed 20 554
Passengers back in the UK 3,729 104,696
Number of calls to the call centre 1,209 51,606
Unique visitors to monarch.caa.co.uk 14,844 1,212,229
Page views on monarch.caa.co.uk 62,618 8,039,828


The CAA will be providing a final update at the end of the flying programme on the morning of Monday 16 October.