2008 News Archive - Flights - A record year for Monarch

03 01 2006

- 37% growth - Monarch carries over 2.6 million passengers in 2005 -

2005 was a record-breaking year for low cost airline Monarch, with the airline carrying over 2.6* million passengers in the twelve-month period, compared with 1.9 million in 2004 - a 37.3% increase year-on-year.

During the year the airline celebrated the launch of a new base in Birmingham, the acquisition of four new aircraft (three Airbus A320 and a Boeing 767), and the introduction of a host of new routes including London Gatwick to Lisbon and Granada, Manchester to Almeria, Birmingham to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Tenerife, as well as services to Malaga from Blackpool, Aberdeen and Newquay.

Passenger traffic for December 2005 was up 18.15% on the same period as last year, with the airline carrying 148,968 passengers, compared with 126,081 passengers in December 2004. Traffic to the airline’s website, www.flymonarch.com, was also up 68.2%.

Passenger traffic is set to rise again throughout 2006 with capacity increases on a number of the airline’s most popular routes, plus the introduction of six new routes for Summer 2006. These include

  • Birmingham to Almeria, Menorca, Murcia and Palma
  • Luton to Palma
  • Manchester to Menorca
  • Monarch Scheduled operates flights to Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Newquay. Fares include complimentary daily newspapers and a refreshing hot towel service; also available is a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals with prices from £3.00. Seats can be pre-booked at £5 per one-way flight to avoid the last minute free-for-all, or you might prefer to try one of the 48 extra-legroom seats which offer up to six inches of extra space for just £10 each way. Regular travellers are rewarded too, with a range of benefits through the airline’s loyalty scheme, Vantage Club.

    For more information or to book, visit www.flymonarch.com or call 08700 40 63 00.

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    * Represents the number of earned seats flown by Monarch Scheduled. 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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