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14 12 2005

- Monarch Scheduled Summer 06 flights now on sale -

After a record-breaking year for low cost airline Monarch Scheduled, who saw passenger numbers soaring to over 2.6 million for the first time, the airline is delighted to announce it’s Summer 2006 flying programme is now fully on sale.

The schedule, which includes the introduction of six new services and capacity increases on no fewer than nine routes across the network, helps consolidate Monarch’s position as the leading low cost carrier from the UK to Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands.

Highlights from the Summer 2006 schedule as follows:

Manchester

  • Menorca – new route for Summer 06, with 4 flights per week
  • Malaga – increases to three flights daily, which equates to 220,000 seats available throughout the summer; a 20% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • Faro – increases to two flights daily; a 50% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • Palma de Mallorca – increases to ten flights per week; a 42% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • Blackpool

  • Malaga – continues to operate direct services with four flights per week
  • Aberdeen

  • Malaga – continues to operate direct services with three flights per week
  • Birmingham

  • Murcia – new route for Summer 06, with four flights per week
  • Almeria – new route for Summer 06, with three flights per week
  • Menorca – new route for Summer 06, with three flights per week
  • Palma de Mallorca – new route for Summer 06, with a weekly flight
  • Malaga – increases to two flights per day on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; a 40% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • Faro – increases to daily flights; a 600% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • London Gatwick

  • Lisbon – increases to ten flights per week; a 43% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • Faro – increases to ten flights per week; a 25% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • London Luton

  • Palma de Mallorca – new route for Summer 06, with one flight per week
  • Menorca – increases to four flights per week; a 33% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • Tenerife – increases to eight flights per week; a 60% capacity increase on Summer 05
  • Commenting on the network and capacity expansion for Summer 2006, Tim Jeans, managing director of Monarch Scheduled said, “our route network throughout Europe has continued to grow strongly from all bases throughout 2005. The introduction of new destinations and additional frequencies on our most popular routes for Summer 2006 will help to maintain our position as market leader to Spain from both Manchester and Birmingham and also positions us as the leading scheduled carrier to the Canary Islands from the UK.”

    Seats on Monarch Scheduled flights are available from £41.50* one way including taxes and web booking discount (£78.50 return) and can be booked via www.flymonarch.com.

    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 and are available from 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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    * lowest fare available on flights between London Gatwick - Alicante and London Gatwick – Granada

    Notes to editors:

    Monarch Airlines operates both charter and scheduled services, branded Monarch and Monarch Scheduled respectively.

    Founded in 1968, Monarch Airlines is part of the Monarch group of companies together with Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd and tour operators Cosmos and seat-only specialists Avro. Monarch is one of the UK’s largest leisure airlines and the principal independent supplier of charter seats to tour operators large and small, flying to around 100 destinations across Europe, America, Africa and Asia from the UK’s principal and regional airports.

    Monarch Scheduled is the scheduled service division of Monarch Airlines offering services from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Luton, London Gatwick, Newquay and Manchester Airports to destinations in Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar.

    The airline, based at Luton, operates one of the most well-equipped fleets in the skies today comprising 19 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

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