2008 News Archive - Flights - May 2005 passenger traffic figures

01 06 2005

Monarch Scheduled sees May traffic increase by 38%

Low cost airline Monarch Scheduled continues to grow rapidly as it announces a 38% increase in passenger traffic during May 2005, compared with the same period last year.

During this time, Monarch Scheduled flew 239,074 passengers*, compared with 173,253 in May 2004. Load factor was 73%.

May saw the low cost carrier launch brand new routes from London Gatwick to Lisbon and Granada. This followed on from the airline's successful launch of a base from Birmingham International Airport, and new routes from Manchester to Madrid, Naples and Almeria in April. May also heralded Monarch Scheduled’s five years of flying from Manchester Airport.

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 Birmingham, London Luton, London Gatwick and Manchester Airports to destinations in Italy, 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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