2010 News - Flights - Monarch’s traffic figures – June 2010

12 07 2010

Passenger numbers returned strongly in June following the ash cloud disruptions of the past two months, with Monarch’s scheduled traffic figures up almost 3% compared to June 2009.

A mixture of short-haul and mid-haul destinations figured strongly in the airline’s performance, with Barcelona and Gibraltar joined by the Cypriot gateway of Larnaca along with Lanzarote in the Canaries as the top performers. Monarch’s new scheduled services to Turkey, launched in early May with flights to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman, also featured strongly with over 10,000 passengers flying to the Eastern Mediterranean during the month.

Monarch’s passenger statistics for scheduled services during June 2010:

Load factor (1)
June 2010: 86.14%
June 2009: 83.21%
Percentage change: +2.93%

Passenger numbers (2)
June 2010: 413,786
June 2009: 407,374
Percentage change: +1.57%

“Despite the difficulties and uncertainty caused by the recent volcanic ash episodes our figures clearly demonstrate that people want to fly and will continue to do so,” commented Monarch Airlines Managing Director Tim Jeans. “Our route network is performing well under what remain very tough market conditions, and seats are selling fast for the summer so there’s no time to waste in booking for this summer!”

Overall for both scheduled and charter services, Monarch carried a total of 640,861 passengers during June 2010.

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1. Represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available for passengers.

2. Represents the number of earned seats flown by Monarch. Earned seats include seats that are flown whether or not the passenger turns up because once a flight has departed a no-show customer is not entitled to change flights or seek a refund.

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