2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch Scheduled launches two new routes to Gran Canaria and Lanzarote

06 08 2004

Low cost airline Monarch Scheduled announces that it is to launch two new routes to Gran Canaria and Lanzarote from London Luton. Operating from 1 November, these new routes are added to the airline’s existing timetable of flights to Tenerife, making it one of the UK’s principal scheduled airlines to the Canary Islands.

Jonathan Crick, commercial director commented, “The Canaries have become an increasingly popular destination for independent travellers in recent years. The islands have seen a surge in people buying second homes, as well as golfers, walkers, watersports enthusiasts and holidaymakers looking to book their own accommodation on the internet. Consequently the demand for scheduled flights has increased significantly.”

The flights will operate on a weekly basis and fares will start from £67 per person one way. The addition of these two new routes brings the number of routes served by Monarch Scheduled from its bases at London Luton, London Gatwick and Manchester to eighteen*. Fares start from as little as £79 return (inc. taxes) and include pre-bookable allocated seating to avoid the last minute free-for-all, complimentary daily newspapers and in-flight entertainment and a refreshing hot towel service. Regular travellers are rewarded too, with a range of benefits through the airline’s loyalty scheme, Vantage Club.

Instead of offering the traditional set meal included in the price, passengers on Monarch Scheduled now have the option of buying a delicious hot meal, freshly baked snack, sandwich or full English breakfast from the recently launched in-flight menu. Hot drinks, plus a selection of wines, spirits and minerals are also available.

Monarch Scheduled has also teamed up with a number of other well-known companies to offer range of travel extras at beneficial rates including car hire, insurance, accommodation, airport parking and foreign currency. Further information is available at www.flymonarch.com or by calling 08700 40 63 00.

* Monarch Scheduled currently operates from London Luton to Alicante, Faro, Gibraltar, Malaga, Menorca and Tenerife, and from November 1, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote; from London Gatwick to Alicante, Faro and Malaga; from Manchester to Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Gibraltar, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife.

Notes to editors:

Monarch Airlines operates both charter and scheduled services, branded Monarch and Monarch Scheduled respectively. Monarch Scheduled was formerly known as Monarch Crown Service but was rebranded in March 2002 with a new livery. If you do not have updated images in your photo library please contact the press office.

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 and Manchester Airports to destinations in Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar.

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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