Monarch Airlines Failed in 2017 leaving thousands stranded

A proposal for a 50p levy to be imposed on all UK operating airlines to build up a fund to protect passengers against scheduled airline failure. The Flight Protection Scheme is recommended in a long-awaited airline insolvency review triggered by the collapse of Monarch Airlines in October 2017.

The scheme should protect any air passenger whose journey began in the UK, and who has a ticket to return on an airline that becomes insolvent while they are already overseas. The protection would apply irrespective of how, or from whom, the ticket was purchased or paid for.

Sounds like an excellent idea to us…