2009 News - Flights - Monarch’s scheduled traffic to mid-haul destinations soars again in June

03 07 2009

Award winning low fares airline Monarch has seen traffic to its mid-haul destinations soar again in June 2009, with average load factors across the network reaching 83.2%.

Demand for seats to mainland Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar remained strong throughout the month, however huge increases in demand were seen for mid-haul destinations such as Tenerife, Lanzarote and Larnaca. Monarch carried 55% more passengers to Larnaca during June 2009 compared to June 2008, 59% more passengers to Lanzarote and 16% more passengers to Tenerife. Demand for services to Menorca also continued to show strong growth, with the airline carrying 42% more passengers year-on-year.

Commenting on the traffic increases for June, managing director of Monarch Flights and Holidays, Liz Savage said, “The mid-haul destinations within Monarch’s scheduled network remain strong and have once again proven they are firm favourites with customers. The onboard service offered on Monarch’s scheduled flights, which includes extra legroom seating, a great range of tasty hot and cold food, and selected inflight entertainment is over and above the levels provided by most low fares airlines, and is perfectly suited for longer flight sectors such as Tenerife, Lanzarote and Larnaca. The increase in passenger numbers to the Canaries and Cyprus again in June clearly demonstrates that when customers have a choice, they prefer to fly with Monarch.

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a unique range of onboard meals with prices from £3.00. To avoid a last minute free-for-all when boarding, seats can be pre-booked at £7.50 per one-way flight, or from only £15, extra-legroom seats are available, which offer up to six inches of extra space.

Passengers travelling on scheduled flights can also avoid the queues at the airport and take advantage of online check-in which is available between seven days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.

In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit www.monarch.co.uk.

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