This company owns Monarch Airlines, flying 6.5m passengers to more than 60 destinations each year. It operates from six UK airports and has a fleet of 39 aircraft. Monarch Holdings also owns Cosmos Holidays, low-cost flight provider Avro and the accommodation website Somewhere2Stay.com. Under executive chairman Iain Rawlinson, 54, sales rose 9% to reach £825m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank73
CompanyMonarch Holdings
ActivityAirline and tour operator
LocationLuton Airport
Sales £m825
Profit £m27
Year endOct 12
Principal shareholdersAmerald Investments (88%), Atlantic Financial (7%), Abaco Holdings (4%)
Staff2,847
Founded1968
Websitewww.flymonarch.com

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