2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch Scheduled is leading airline between Birmingham and Malaga

08 08 2005

- low cost airline is market leader in June 2005 -

Just two months after launching its brand new base, low cost airline Monarch Scheduled became the market leader from Birmingham International Airport to Malaga. During June 2005, 43,423 people travelled between the two cities – an increase of almost 40% on the previous year – and almost a quarter of these (10,182) chose to fly with Monarch Scheduled over any other airline.

The route has become increasingly popular in recent times. The number of people travelling between Birmingham and Malaga between July 2004 and June 2005 was up by almost 10% year-on-year to 335,867.

Tim Jeans, managing director of Monarch Scheduled, comments, “To become the market leader on a route just two months after launching it is an achievement we are incredibly proud of. Our daily flights between Birmingham and Malaga have proved popular with both people from the West Midlands jetting off for low cost summer sunshine, and Spanish tourists visiting the UK.”

As well as offering easy access to popular coastal holiday resorts such as Marbella, Torremolinos and Benalmadena, Malaga itself is a charming city. It successfully combines bustling markets and energetic nightlife with the tranquil greenery of one of Spain’s most beautiful national parks and miles of sandy beaches.

Monarch Scheduled launched its base at Birmingham International Airport in April 2005, offering flights to Faro, Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife. Fares start from just £43 one way including taxes (£74 return) and 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, 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.

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

Notes to web-editors:

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

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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