Monarch Airlines was a British airline that operated from 1967 until 2017. The airline was based in Luton, England and operated flights to destinations throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Monarch Airlines was known for its low-cost flights and was popular with budget-conscious travelers. The airline experienced financial difficulties in the years leading up to its closure, and ultimately went into administration in 2017. Despite efforts to save the airline, it was unable to secure the funding it needed to continue operations and was forced to cease operations.