This company owns Monarch Airlines, flying 7m passengers to more than 60 destinations each year. Under Andrew Swaffield, 46, it has a fleet of 43 aircraft, with plans to order another 60. Its other holdings include Cosmos Holidays.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank55
CompanyMonarch Holdings
ActivityAirline and tour operator
LocationLuton Airport
Sales £m957
Profit £m68
Year endOct 13
Principal shareholdersAmerald Investments (88%), Atlantic Financial (7%), Abaco Holdings (4%)
Staff3,191
Founded1968
Websitewww.flymonarch.com

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