2010 News - Flights - Monarch traffic figures for February 2010
04 03 2010
Award-winning low fares airline Monarch has seen further strong demand for scheduled flights in February 2010, with average load factors across the network reaching 82.3% - a 3.2% increase on the same period last year.
Flights to Alicante on the Costa Blanca, to Faro in the Algarve, and to Tenerife in the Canary Islands all saw the biggest year on year improvements, while the Canaries success story continued with Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, both recently added to Monarch’s scheduled network, seeing over 5,000 passengers each travelling during February.
Commenting on the February traffic figures, managing director of Monarch Flights and Holidays Tim Jeans said: “We’re very pleased to have recorded a load factor of over 82% in these challenging times, demonstrating the loyalty of our customer base who choose to fly with us time and again.
“Our Canaries routes are performing very well, showing that 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 the Canary Islands.”
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 onboard meals and snacks with prices from £3.00. To avoid a last minute free-for-all when boarding, seats can be pre-booked from £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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