British airline Monarch prepares for relaunch

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The United Kingdom (UK) could be about to get a new Monarch. Yes, you read that correctly and, just to be clear, King Charles III seems to be doing fine so far.  

A group of investors are intent on reviving the iconic Monarch airline, which, until its demise in October 2017, was a major player in the British leisure travel market, operating a fleet of 35 aircraft. 

According to an Airways Magazine interview with Daniel Ellingham, chairman of Monarch’s board, said that the airline is preparing to relaunch after securing funds from European and American investors. 

The original Monarch began as a charter airline and later branched out into scheduled services, mostly connecting the UK to leisure destinations in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean. 

Monarch’s new incarnation could be looking to operate a fleet of some 15 Airbus A320 family aircraft, according to information published by Airways Magazine. 

The new airline is yet to apply for an AOC but a one-page website with contact information is already active as well as related social media channels.  

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