2008 News Archive - Flights - More Monarch flights to Alicante

16 05 2006

- Winter flights increase from Manchester -

Low cost airline Monarch has confirmed that it will be adding four extra flights per week to Alicante from Manchester in response to increased demand, boosting its frequency to eleven flights per week to the popular Spanish destination over the Winter 06/07 period.

The additional flights will operate on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will add almost 21,000 seats to the route, bringing the total number available for the winter season to over 84,000.

Tim Jeans, managing director of Monarch's scheduled division, said: “Alicante is one of our most popular routes, with over 80,000 people already booked to travel this summer. More people choose to fly from Manchester to Alicante with Monarch than any other airline, and now our service offers even greater choice and more low fares.”

As well as low fares, which include complimentary daily newspapers and a refreshing hot towel service, Monarch offer a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals available with prices from £3.00. Seats can be pre-booked at £5 per one-way flight to avoid the last minute free-for-all, or you might prefer to try one of the 48 extra-legroom seats which offer up to six inches of extra space for just £15 each way. Regular travellers are rewarded too, with a range of benefits through the airline’s loyalty scheme, Vantage Club.

Fares to Alicante from Manchester start from just £41.99 one way (£73.50 return) this Winter, including all taxes. Check out the latest deals or book your flights at www.flymonarch.com or call 08700 40 50 40. Web bookings include a £10 discount per return flight (£5 per one-way flight).

Notes to web-editors:

If linking to the Monarch website, please link to: www.flymonarch.com

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 services from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, 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 20 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

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