Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel has vowed to work with the government to secure the ‘best possible outcome’ for staff and passengers affected by Monarch Airlines going into administration.
Alex Sobel, alongside the Aviation Minister Lord Callanan, met with the Civil Aviation Authority, passengers and airport staff at Leeds Bradford Airport on Tuesday to discuss the crisis.
Alex said “It is very saddening to see Monarch airlines go into administration and the shockwaves are inevitably being felt widely. I offer my full support to all the Monarch staff and their families at this terribly difficult time and will be ensuring they get the support they need to get new employment.
We must work quickly to ensure the best possible outcome for them and for all the passengers who are affected, many of whom will now miss big family occasions. I would like to thank the Civil Aviation Authority for moving quickly to charter flights to get people home, many of whom I met today coming off the first flights back.”
“There will be wider questions asked about the root causes of this action but for now we must ensure that those immediately affected are helped and adequately compensated.” “If you know anybody abroad who was due to fly with Monarch, please advise them to go to Monarch.caa.co.uk or call the UK helpline on 0300 303 2800 or overseas +44 1753 330330 and do not hesitate to contact me directly by emailing email@example.com ”