2008 News Archive - Flights - March Traffic Figures

06 04 2005

Monarch Scheduled sees March traffic increase by 16%

Low cost airline Monarch Scheduled continues to grow rapidly as it announces a 16% increase in passenger traffic during March 2005, compared with the same period last year.

During this time, Monarch Scheduled flew 180,840 earned seats*, compared with 155,684 in March 2004. Load factor was 80.7%.

April sees the low cost carrier launch a new base at Birmingham with flights operating to Faro, Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife. In addition, this month Monarch Scheduled will also expand its programme from Manchester, with new routes to Almeria, Madrid and Naples. Next month it will introduce new routes from London Gatwick to Lisbon and Granada.

Bookings can be made on www.flymonarch.com or by calling 08700 40 63 00.

*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.

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 London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham Airports to destinations in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Italy.

The airline, based at Luton, operates one of the most well-equipped fleets in the skies today comprising 17 Airbus and seven Boeing aircraft.

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