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Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines is one of the leading British charter airline companies.

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History Monarch first started flying in 1967, using a Bristol 175[?] plane, from their base at Luton airport near London.

In 1971, Monarch enters the jet age with the usage of the Boeing 720[?] jet. By 1976, all the planes on Monarch's fleet were jets.

The decade of the 1980s was a decade of change for Monarch Airlines: In 1981, offices were opened at Gatwick International Airport[?], Glasgow International Airport[?] and Manchester Airport. In 1985, Monarch applied to obtain regularly scheduled airline licenses, and in 1986, Monarch Crown Service was inaugurated as a regularly scheduled division of Monarch.

In 1999, Monarch received Airbus A330[?] aircraft, allowing it to serve long reach charter destinations with a two class seating configuration.

2000 saw the coming of Monarch into the internet age, as they launched their first website. In 2002, Monarch unveiled a new livery on their aircraft, and Monarch Crown Service was re-named to Monarch Scheduled.

Model airplane wise, Monarch has contracts with several airplane model companies, such as Wooster, Flight Miniatures, etc.

Destinations Many charter destinations worldwide, in addition to domestic service in the United Kingdom.

Fleet Boeing 757, Airbus A330

Livery Black and peach cheatlines, with the name Monarch in black on the fuselage. A stylished black M with a black diamond and three black dots on top of the M at the tail.

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