2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch Scheduled enjoys a punctual January

22 02 2005

Figures reveal punctual January from both Gatwick and Manchester, as well as excellent full year performance from Manchester

Monarch Scheduled achieved excellent punctuality on its flying programme from London Gatwick in January 2005. 98.4% of the 124 flights operated by Monarch Scheduled departed within one hour of the scheduled departure time, with 94.4% of these flying within 15 minutes of the scheduled time.

From Manchester in January, Monarch Scheduled once again enjoyed a punctual month. 99% of the 192 flights operated by Monarch Scheduled departed within one hour of the scheduled departure time, with 91% of these flying within 15 minutes of the scheduled time.

The average delay in January from Gatwick was just 3.8 minutes and was only 4 minutes on flights from Manchester.

Overall in 2004 (January to December), 90% of the 2841 flights operated by Monarch Scheduled from Manchester departed within one hour of the scheduled time, with 84% of these flying within 15 minutes. The average delay was 8 minutes.

Jonathan Crick, sales & marketing director of Monarch Scheduled said: “There’s nothing more inconvenient than a delayed flight, so I’m delighted that the vast majority of our passengers enjoyed punctual departures during January and, indeed, throughout 2004.”

Monarch Scheduled operates flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Italy from London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham. Prices start from just £30 one way including taxes (£47 return). Fares include complimentary daily newspapers and in-flight entertainment and a refreshing hot towel service. Seats can be pre-booked to avoid the last minute free-for-all. 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:

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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