The Monarch Group

The Monarch Group contains some of the best-established names in the British travel sector. Customer care and service lie at the heart of the Group’s business approach, and the Group enjoys high levels of repeat business from both business and retail customers in all its operations. When the Group was founded in its current form in 1967 it had 146 staff - today this has grown to over 3,000 highly-trained personnel.

The holding company of the Group is Monarch Holdings plc. The principal subsidiaries are Monarch Airlines, Monarch Aircraft Engineering, First Aviation and a number of household-name tour operators such as Cosmos Holidays, Avro, Archers Direct and Cosmos Tours and Cruises, as well as the online hotel booking service somewhere2stay.com.

MAEL is the technical division of The Monarch Group, catering for the engineering and maintenance requirements of the Monarch fleet as well as providing services to some of the best known airlines around the world. With hangar facilities at London Luton and Manchester airports, and line maintenance stations across the UK and worldwide, the company employs some 700 staff.

A sister company Monarch Technical Support (MTS) has a strong reputation for the provision of highly qualified engineers to airlines, third party maintenance organisations and corporate fixed base operations.