Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; West Yorkshire; Leeds
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 July 2012
Employment effect (start)
13 March 2013
Foreseen end date
10 July 2013


Monarch Airlines will create a base at Leeds Bradford airport as well as twelve new routes resulting in 200 new jobs. The carrier plans to base two aircrafts at the airport serving 13 destinations as part of its 2013 summer schedule. The new routes will include flights to Turkey, Italy, Cyprus, Palma and Portugal and will become available from July 2013.


  • 10 July 2012: Monarch Airlines
  • 9 July 2012: Business Desk


Eurofound (2012), Monarch Airlines, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 73999, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73999.