2010 News - Flights - Monarch gets set for busiest summer get-away!

20 07 2010

- UK airports set to handle 300,000 scheduled Monarch passengers -

Award-winning low fares airline Monarch is gearing up for its busiest summer get-away ever, with 300,000 passengers set to jet off to warmer climes at the beginning of the school holidays*- an 11% increase on the same period last year.

Between 22 July and 08 August, the Great British public will be flocking to some of the top holiday destinations throughout Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey and Gibraltar in search of reliable sunshine hotspots. The Canary Islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife, along with city-breaks to Barcelona, are proving hugely popular this summer with a 40% increase in bookings on these routes compared to the same period last year. Gibraltar is also proving to be the destination of choice with a 22% increase in bookings compared to summer 2009, as well as Larnaca in Cyprus where bookings have increased by 11%.

Monarch’s newest route from Gatwick to Majorca, which launched last week, is also proving hugely popular with 9,000 advanced bookings already taken and over 70,000 people will be heading off to Turkey this summer on Monarch’s new services to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman.

If you haven’t yet booked your summer holiday escape it’s not too late to grab a great deal to the sun with Monarch, although seats are selling fast! Visit www.monarch.co.uk for a huge range of great value flights, holidays, accommodation options and more.

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Cyprus and Turkey from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals that can be pre-booked or purchased onboard with prices from £3.00.  To enable customers to select where in the cabin they sit and ensure that families and groups sit together, 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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*Figures for passengers booked to travel between 22 July and 08 August 2010

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