2008 News Archive - Flights - March sees continued traffic increase for Monarch’s scheduled services

03 04 2006

Low cost airline Monarch, continues to go from strength to strength as it announces a 30% increase in passenger traffic on its scheduled services during March 06, when compared to the same period last year.

During this time, a total of 234,287* passengers flew on the airline’s low cost services to a host of destinations in Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar, compared to 180,840 passengers in March 2005. Online bookings via the airline’s website www.flymonarch.com also increased by 118% in March 06 compared to March 05 and saw a 70% increase in the number of visitors to the site.

March also saw the launch of Monarch’s newest route from Manchester to Mahon, the only low cost carrier offering direct flights to Menorca from Manchester, with four weekly flights, and the first scheduled service to the island from any airport outside London.

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Newquay. Fares include complimentary daily newspapers, a refreshing hot towel service and require no additional payment for checking-in baggage; 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 for only £15, why not try one of the 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.

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’s scheduled service. 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.

Notes to web-editors:

If linking to the Monarch Scheduled 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 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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