2008 News Archive - Flights - More legroom for Monarch Scheduled passengers

24 05 2005

Monarch Scheduled is offering passengers up to six inches more legroom, as it revamps its fleet this winter. From mid November a 34" seat pitch will be available on up to 48 seats on the airlines’ Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

The airline is taking out a complete row of seats from each aircraft to enable more legroom to be offered, in response to demand from passengers for more space.

The additional cost for the new seats will be just £15 each way – bookable on line at flymonarch.com. Standard seats will remain available, with pre-booking available for £5 per flight.

Tim Jeans, Monarch Scheduled’s managing director said; “Our extra legroom seats are always the first to sell, so by the straightforward removal of a row of seats, we can create far more room for passengers, which after low fares, is what they tell us they want.”

“For a fraction of the fares BA charge for the same seat pitch, we will offer new levels of comfort, combined with Monarch Scheduled service of which we are rightly proud.”

Monarch Scheduled is the first low cost airline to take the initiative of removing seats as a way to enhance revenue in the face of falling fares.

Monarch Scheduled operates flights to Italy, Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester. Fares 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. 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 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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