2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch traffic rises by 21% on scheduled services in January

05 02 2008

Award-winning low fares airline Monarch saw in the New Year in style with a 21% increase in passenger numbers on its scheduled services during January compared to the same period last year.

Monarch’s passenger statistics for scheduled services during January 2008:

Passenger numbers (1)

January 2008: 166,073

January 2007: 137,456

% change: +20.82%

Load factor (2)

January 2008: 73.80%

January 2007: 68.89%

% change: +4.91%

Internet sales percentage (3)

January 2008: 90%

January 2007: 88%

% change: +2%

1. Represents the number of earned seats flown by Monarch. Earned seats include seats that are flown whether or not the passenger turns up because once a flight has departed a no-show customer is not entitled to change flights or seek a refund.

2. Represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available for passengers.

3. Represents the percentage of total seats sold via www.monarch.co.uk.

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Notes to editors:

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports and was named as Leisure Airline of the Year in recent Travel Industry Awards for the second year in succession. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals onboard with prices from £3.00. Seats can be pre-booked at £5 per one-way flight to avoid the last minute free-for-all experienced on some other airlines, or from only £15, 48 extra-legroom seats are available which offer up to six inches of extra space. Regular travellers are rewarded too, with a range of benefits through the airline’s loyalty scheme, Vantage Club.

Passengers travelling on scheduled flights can also avoid the queues at the airport and take advantage of online check-in which is available between seven days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.

For more information or to book, visit www.monarch.co.uk or call 0871 225 3884.

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