2008 News Archive - Flights - Monarch voted Best Scheduled Airline

19 11 2007

- at the British Travel Awards 2007 -

Low fares airline Monarch has added another award to its repertoire after being voted ‘Best Scheduled European Airline’ by the travel trade at this year’s British Travel Awards. The ceremony that was held on Thursday 15 November at Battersea Evolution in London, saw the airline beat off stiff competition from flag carriers including British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France to scoop this highly acclaimed title.

Managing director of flyMonarch.com, Liz Savage, said “We are delighted to win this prestigious award, which reflects Monarch’s popularity among agents, the strength of our product in a competitive market and the high regard in which we are held within the industry.”

Monarch operates both charter and low cost scheduled services, with the scheduled services division operating flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports and fares, including taxes, starting from just £27.99 one-way (£41.50 return). In addition to year-round low fares, the airline 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, why not try one of our 48 extra-legroom seats 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.flymonarch.com or call 0871 225 3884.

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Notes to editors:

Monarch Airlines operates both charter and low cost scheduled services.

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.

The scheduled service division of Monarch Airlines offers low cost services from Birmingham, London Luton, London Gatwick and Manchester Airports to destinations in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Cyprus.

The airline, based at Luton, operates one of the most well-equipped fleets in the skies today comprising 23 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

Further awards received by Monarch during 2007:

- Travel Trade Gazette Awards – ‘Airline of the Year – Leisure’ 2006 and 2007

- Short Breaks & Holidays Awards – ‘Airline offering the best overall short-haul product and service’

- New Media Age Effectiveness Awards - commended in Travel category

- Institute of Direct Marketing Business Performance Awards – Digital Acquisition Award

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