2008 News Archive - Flights - flyMonarch.com carries 3.7 million scheduled passengers in 2007

03 01 2008

Award-winning low fare airline flyMonarch.com celebrated a record-breaking year carrying 3.7 million* scheduled passengers during 2007 compared to 3.2 million passengers carried during 2006 – a 15.8% increase year-on-year.

The launch of 8 new routes during the year helped passenger numbers surge with the introduction of Birmingham to Ibiza; London Gatwick to Ibiza and Murcia; London Luton to Almeria, Ibiza and Larnaca as well as Manchester to Ibiza and Jerez.

Capacity increases on a number of popular routes and the launch of further new services in 2008 will stimulate further growth for the airline this year. Following on from the hugely successful launch of services from London Luton to Larnaca in March 07, flyMonarch.com will continue its expansion to the Eastern Mediterranean as well as a new service from Manchester to Murcia launching in February.

Passenger traffic for December also went from strength to strength with the airline carrying 184,518 passengers, a 10.6% increase on December 2006.

Monarch’s passenger statistics for scheduled services during December 2007:

Passenger numbers (1)

December 2007: 184,518

December 2006: 166,697

% change: +10.69%

Load factor (2):

December 2007: 73.03%

December 2006: 67.35%

% change: +5.68%

Internet sales percentage (3):

December 2007: 87%

December 2006: 90%

% change: -3%

1. 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.

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

3. Represents the percentage of total seats sold via www.flyMonarch.com.

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Notes to editors:

*Represents the number of earned seats flown by Monarch’s scheduled services. 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.

flyMonarch.com operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports and was named as Leisure Airline of the Year in recent Travel Industry Awards for the second year in succession. In addition to year-round low fares, flyMonarch.com also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals onboard with prices from £3.00. Seats can be pre-booked at £5 per one-way flight to avoid the last minute free-for-all experienced on some other airlines, or from only £15, 48 extra-legroom seats are available which offer up to six inches of extra space. Regular travellers are rewarded too, with a range of benefits through the airline’s loyalty scheme, Vantage Club.

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.

For more information or to book, visit www.flymonarch.com or call 0871 225 3884.

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