2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch launches London – Murcia services

07 12 2006

Award-winning low fares airline Monarch is increasing its network further today with the announcement it is to launch a new route from London Gatwick to Murcia, a route vacated by British Airways in October 2005. Services will operate daily from 03 May 2007 and are on sale at www.flymonarch.com

Tim Jeans, managing director of Monarch’s scheduled services said, “There has been huge customer demand for Monarch to launch a London to Murcia service and we are delighted to be able to respond to this. Since launching services to Murcia from Birmingham in April this year we have carried over 45,000 passengers to the Costa Calida and are confident that the addition of the route from Gatwick will be another huge success for Monarch and a popular year round destination for our customers in the south-east.”

Prices to Murcia start from as little as £41.99 one way (£68.99 return) including all taxes and charges. Fares include complimentary daily newspapers, a refreshing hot towel service and a 20kg luggage allowance; 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 you might prefer to try one of the 48 extra-legroom seats which offer up to six inches of extra space for just £15 each way. Regular travellers are rewarded too, with a range of benefits through the airline’s loyalty scheme, Vantage Club.

Monarch currently operate scheduled services from London Gatwick to Alicante, Faro, Granada, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Malaga and Tenerife. Today’s expansion brings Monarch’s scheduled network to 42 routes.

For more information or to book, visit www.flymonarch.com or call 08700 40 63 00.

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Notes to web-editors:

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

Notes to editors:

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar from Aberdeen, Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester and was named as Leisure Airline of the Year in recent Travel Industry Awards.

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 airline, based at Luton, operates one of the most well-equipped fleets in the skies today comprising 20 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

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