2008 News Archive - Flights - flyMonarch.com launches flights from Manchester to Cyprus for summer 2008

20 12 2007

- with up to five scheduled flights a week -

Award winning low fares airline flyMonarch.com is to launch scheduled flights from Manchester to Cyprus next year as the airline expands its network to the Eastern Mediterranean in response to huge public demand. The introduction of the five times per week service that will operate direct from Manchester to Larnaca will offer travellers more flexibility and low fares than the high fare flag carriers and charter services that are currently available.

flyMonarch.com’s new Larnaca service will commence on Sunday 18 May 2008 and operate on Mondays, Tuesdays*, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with fares from £78 one way including taxes and web booking discount (£147 return). Seats are available to book now on www.flymonarch.com.

Commenting on the introduction of services from Manchester to Cyprus, managing director of flyMonarch.com, Liz Savage said, “We are delighted to be expanding our network to the Eastern Mediterranean with the launch of this service from Manchester, a market that has historically been dominated by the flag carriers and charter services.

“We have seen overwhelming demand for our service from London Luton to Larnaca, carrying 50,000 passengers on the route since its launch in March this year and have been inundated with requests from the public to introduce further services to Cyprus from our UK bases. I am sure that the people of the North-West will warmly welcome the introduction of this service from Manchester offering more choice of direct flights and low fares.

“flyMonarch.com’s onboard service is also perfectly placed to provide an ideal level of service for the five hour flight time, with extra leg room seating, inflight entertainment – including full length feature films and the provision of hot and cold food all available.”

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, why not try one of our 48 extra-legroom seats 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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*Tuesday flights commence in July 2008.

Notes to web-editors:

If linking to the Monarch website, please link to: www.flymonarch.com

Notes to editors:

Monarch Airlines operates both charter and low cost scheduled services.

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.

The scheduled service division of Monarch Airlines offers low cost services from Birmingham, London Luton, London Gatwick and Manchester Airports to destinations in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Cyprus.

The airline, based at Luton, operates one of the most well-equipped fleets in the skies today comprising 23 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

The Manchester to Larnaca schedule will operate as follows:

Mondays – 19 May 08 to 20 October 08

ZB648, departs Manchester 16:00, arrives Larnaca 22:40

ZB649, departs Larnaca 23:40, arrives Manchester 02:50

Tuesdays – 15 July 08 to 21 October 08

ZB644, departs Manchester 17:45, arrives Larnaca 00:25

ZB645, departs Larnaca 01:25, arrives Manchester 04:45

Wednesdays – 21 May 08 to 22 October 08

ZB648, departs Manchester 14:00, arrives Larnaca 20:40

ZB649, departs Larnaca 21:40, arrives Manchester 00:50

Fridays – 23 May 08 to 24 October 08

ZB648, departs Manchester 14:00, arrives Larnaca 20:40

ZB649, departs Larnaca 21:40, arrives Manchester 00:50

Sundays – 18 May 08 to 19 October 08

ZB648, departs Manchester 15:30, arrives Larnaca 22:10

ZB649, departs Larnaca 23:10, arrives Manchester 02:20

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