Monarch Airlines is a charter airline based in Luton, England, United Kingdom. The airline is the largest charter operator in the United Kingdom, and operates flights to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, India and Africa. The airline also operates scheduled flights (under the Monarch Scheduled brand) to several destinations in the Mediterranean, including the Canary Islands and Cyprus. Its main base is located at London Luton Airport, with hubs at Birmingham International Airport, London Gatwick Airport and Manchester International Airport.
Monarch was inaugurated on June 1, 1967 by Bill Hodgson and Don Peacock, with funding from the Swiss Albek Mantegazza and family that still has its share. The airline started operations on 5 April 1968 using 175 Bristol Britannia aircraft. In 1971, Monarch entered the jet with a Boeing 720. In 1976, all fleets Monarch is a type of jet aircraft. Alan Snudden, CBE is chairman of Monarch until now.