CAA flies thousands back to UK as Monarch operation continues

CAA flies thousands back to UK as Monarch operation continues

The Civil Aviation Authority’s flying programme completed 58 flights in its second day of operation on Tuesday, returning 11,478 people to the UK.

With 12 days remaining and approximately 87,431 passengers still to bring back to the UK, the CAA is working around the clock, in conjunction with the government, to deliver the replacement flying programme following the administration of Monarch Airlines.

On Wednesday 4th October, day three of the flying programme, the CAA plans to operate 54 flights, bringing over 11,091 people back to the UK.

Richard Moriarty, group director of the consumers and markets group of the CAA, said: “Our operation to bring people home continues to progress well, with a total of 23,321 people already back in the UK, including the first planeload of passengers from Greece.

“We are planning 54 flights today, for an additional 11,091 people.

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“Fight details for people due to travel back to the UK on October 5th are already published on our dedicated website which has already seen over one million visitors over the past couple of days. 

“We have everyone’s original flight details and our plan is to publish new flight details as soon as possible, normally 24 hours in advance of travel.”

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