2008 News Archive - Flights - More people than ever choose to fly with Monarch

01 08 2006

- 350,000 passengers carried on Monarch’s scheduled flights in July 2006 –

Low fares airline Monarch continued to see passenger numbers soar in July, with the airline reporting it’s busiest month to date. 349,707 passengers travelled on Monarch’s scheduled services during July, a 23.7% increase. The month also boasted its busiest ever-flying week, operating 472 flights.

Monarch’s passenger statistics for scheduled services during July 2006:

Passenger numbers (1)

July 2005 282,726

July 2006 349,707

% change +23.7%

Load factor (2)

July 2005 80.0%

July 2006 83.4%

% change +3.4%

Internet sales percentage (3)

July 2005 71%

July 2006 83%

% change +12%

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 % of bookings made via www.flyMonarch.com.

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Notes to web-editors:

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

Notes to editors:

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester. Fares include complimentary daily newspapers, a refreshing hot towel service and require no additional payment for checking-in baggage; also available is a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals 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 for only £15, why not try one of the 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.

For more information or to book, visit www.flymonarch.com or call 08700 40 63 00.

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 Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Luton, London Gatwick, Newquay 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 19 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

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