2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch Scheduled launches low cost flights from Manchester to Palma - and doubles frequencies on existing routes -

05 05 2003

MONARCH SCHEDULED launched Manchester’s first low cost, full service scheduled flights to Palma de Mallorca last Thursday (May 1) – and doubled flight frequencies to Alicante, Malaga and Faro.

Passengers travelling on the inaugural Palma flight were welcomed with cake and champagne at their departure gate to celebrate the occasion.

The expansion represents a 114 % increase in capacity from the north to meet growing demand for low cost flights.

Flights to Alicante and Malaga will depart twice daily through the summer, while Faro and Palma will be served daily.

Low fares start from just £39* one way**.

Monarch Scheduled’s commercial director Jonathan Crick said: “Our expansion for this summer represents significant growth - but is only the first stage of our development plans. We will continue to expand Monarch Scheduled’s northern operation over the coming years to further build upon our position as Manchester’s leading low cost carrier.”

Click here to check flight availability or to make a booking, or Tel: 08700 40 63 00.

* Special promotional fare bookable from now until May 12, for travel from May 04 – July 10. Offer subject to availability. Normal fares start from £59 one-way including tax.

A digital photograph of cabin crew in flamenco dresses with Diane Jack, Manchester Airport and Karen Akers, Monarch Scheduled is available from the press office.

**Update May 2004

Monarch Scheduled announced it is to introduce a new, innovative in-flight menu, which is available on all flights from 2004. Instead of offering the traditional set meal included in the price, passengers will now have the option of buying a delicious hot meal, freshly baked snack, light salad, imaginatively filled sandwich or full English breakfast - at any time of day.

Hot drinks are also available, plus a selection of wines, spirits and minerals. Fares include complimentary daily newspapers, hot towels, in-flight TV and reserved seating. A frequent flyer scheme - Vantage Club - offers a host of benefits for regular travellers.

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