2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch Scheduled adds another new destination from Manchester

27 07 2005

- airline is the only low cost carrier offering flights to Menorca from Manchester -

The North’s leading low cost airline, Monarch Scheduled, has increased its network even further today with the announcement that it is to launch a brand new route from Manchester. Three flights per week to Menorca, will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 30 March 2006 and seats are on sale from today at www.flymonarch.com. Fares, including taxes, start from just £39.99 one way (£74.99 return).

The addition of this new route is Monarch Scheduled’s 11th destination from Manchester. The service will operate on a 174-seater Airbus A320 aircraft which has been recently reconfigured – an entire row of seats was removed, creating 48 extra-legroom seats offering passengers the opportunity to enjoy up to six extra inches of space for just £15 each way.

Tim Jeans, managing director, Monarch Scheduled said, “Menorca is a wonderful holiday island, which combines the best of all the things the Mediterranean has to offer: a welcoming summer climate, beautiful beaches – it’s a perfect destination for families.

“As the North’s leading low cost airline, we are delighted to extend our range of flights from Manchester - our largest UK base.”

The airline already carries 50,000 holidaymakers to Menorca each year using its existing service from London Luton, and will be the only low cost carrier offering direct flights to the island from Manchester.

Monarch Scheduled operates flights to Italy, Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Newquay. Fares include complimentary daily newspapers and a refreshing hot towel service; also available is a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals with prices from £2.50. Seats can be pre-booked at £5 per one-way flight to avoid the last minute free-for-all and 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.

Notes to editors:

Manchester-Menorca

Will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 30 March 2006

Flight ZB698 departs Manchester 0700hrs, arrives Menorca 1035hrs

Flight ZB699 departs Menorca 1120hrs, arrives Manchester 1305hrs

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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