what we do - scheduled
We offer customers low fare, convenient flights that can be booked direct online, by telephone or through travel agents. Our scheduled network of flights operate to Spain, Gibraltar, France, Germany, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Italy and Croatia from Birmingham, East Midlands, London Gatwick, London Luton, Leeds Bradford and Manchester airports.
Our affordable prices aren't the only benefit. Monarch is committed to providing a quality service, with experienced, professional staff.
Whether you prefer a window, middle or aisle seat, our user friendly ‘My Seat’ map allows you and your friends and family to sit wherever you like on the aircraft. Passengers can pre-allocate a standard seat from just £5.99 or stretch out with extra legroom from just £9.99; enjoying up to 6 inches of extra leg room, on-board there is also a wide selection of hot and cold food plus excellent in-flight shopping.
Fact file - can the other carriers compare?
- Monarch provides leisure and business travellers complete flexibility
- Choose from popular destinations in France, Spain, Gibraltar, Germany, Portugal, the Balearics, the Canaries, Cyprus, Italy, Croatia and Egypt
- There are regular and convenient flight times
- Friendly staff, outstanding hospitality
- Commitment to a modern, hi-tech fleet
Which routes are available?
Our scheduled flights depart from London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Leeds Bradford airports. Here's our range of destinations:
Alicante, Bodrum, Dalaman, Faro, Gibraltar, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Tenerife, Rome and Munich
Alicante, Antalya, Barcelona, Bodrum, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gibraltar, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Milan, Paphos, Sharm el Sheikh, Tenerife, Venice, Verona, Friedrichshafen, Munich, Grenoble and Innsbruck
Alicante, Antalya, Barcelona, Bodrum, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Malaga, Majorca, Menorca, Milan, Paphos, Sharm el Sheikh, Tenerife, Venice, Friedrichshafen, Madeira, and Grenoble
Alicante, Almeria, Bodrum, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Milan, Paphos, Sharm el Sheikh, Tenerife, Venice, Madeira, Grenoble, Munich, Barcelona and Nice
Alicante, Malaga, Faro, Majorca, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Sharm el Sheikh
Grenoble, Munich, Lanzarote, Antalya, Barcelona, Bodrum, Dalaman, Faro, Rome, Heraklion, Larnaca, Menorca, Majorca and Tenerife
There's a convenient timetable of frequent midweek and weekend departures, with low one-way fares. This means greater flexibility because there are no minimum or maximum stay requirements.
Who flies on Monarch's scheduled services?
Everyone who appreciates low fares and high levels of care!
Our typical customers are property owners, independent holidaymakers, 'ex-pats' visiting the UK, golfers, business travellers and people visiting friends and relatives.
And for frequent flyers?
Vantage Club, our frequent flyer programme, offers a range of additional benefits and services. After a qualifying period, members are awarded Vantage Club points each time they fly with us - points that are easily redeemed for free flights.
How long has Monarch been operating scheduled flights?
Over 44 years. We've got more experience than almost any of the other 'low cost' operators - no wonder we do things differently!
Here are some of the 'milestones' in the history of our scheduled business:
Monarch's scheduled services are airborne. The Civil Aviation Authority awards us licences to three top Spanish resorts flying the Boeing 737. Demand exceeds all expectations.
Monarch abandons the traditional restrictions of minimum and maximum stays on round-trip tickets. Instead, we offer a unique system of one-way fares. Round-trip fares are simply calculated by adding together the cost of the outward bound and inbound journeys. The combined fares are often lower than round-trip fares on many other scheduled airlines. Plus, they give travellers far more flexibility.
Monarch introduces two new routes and a new destination in the summer: you can now fly to Faro from London Luton or Manchester.
In the summer, Monarch inaugurates its first flight from Manchester to Palma de Mallorca, as well as doubling frequency on its Alicante, Faro and Malaga routes from Manchester. In the winter season, further inaugurations celebrate the first flights to Barcelona, Gibraltar and Tenerife from Manchester.
Monarch introduces two new routes to Gran Canaria and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Flights commence at the start of the winter season.
Birmingham International Airport becomes Monarch's fourth UK base with flights to Alicante, Faro, Malaga, and Tenerife. We also reconfigured our scheduled service fleet to include 48 extra legroom seats per aircraft, boasting an impressive 34" of legroom at a cost of £15 per sector (£20 on Canaries' flights).
Monarch doubles capacity at Birmingham with the introduction of flights to Murcia, Almeria, Palma and Menorca. A new service between Manchester and Menorca commences in March, with other new services between Tenerife and London Gatwick and Manchester to Lanzarote starting in October.
New routes are launched to Larnaca and Almeria from Luton, Murcia from Gatwick and a new service to Ibiza from all four UK airports. Increased frequencies across many scheduled services also take effect for the summer season.
The addition of three new Airbus A321 aircraft into the scheduled fleet enable Monarch to expand its operation into the Eastern Med with services from both Manchester and Gatwick to Cyprus (Larnaca), as well as new flights to Murcia from Manchester and Menorca from Gatwick.
New scheduled destinations to Turkey are launched, taking advantage of the Eastern Mediterranean's surge in popularity. Nine flights per week to Bodrum, Antalya and Dalaman allow access to the beauty and culture of the Aegean, Mediterranean and Turquoise Coasts.
New scheduled year-round flights are launched to Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh. The new route adds further support our shift to focusing on scheduled flying.
Fourteen new scheduled flights are launched to the beautiful Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Verona and Venice as well as the cosmopolitan Croatian city of Dubrovnik and the largest of the Greek Islands, Crete.
A total of twelve new routes, including our first programme of scheduled ski flights are launched for winter 2012/13 with scheduled flights from Leeds Bradford International Airport for the first time.
East Midlands airport is launched as the fifth UK base for the airline.