2008 News Archive - Flights - November sees continued traffic increase for Monarch’s scheduled services

01 12 2006

Award-winning low fares airline Monarch, continues to go from strength to strength as it announces a 13% increase in passenger traffic on its scheduled services during November 06, when compared to the same period last year.

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

Passenger numbers (1)

November 2005: 181,656

November 2006: 204,433

% change: +12.5%

Load factor (2)

November 2005: 66.2%

November 2006: 76.9%

% change: +10.7%

Internet sales percentage (3)

November 2005: 84%

November 2006: 89%

% change: +5%

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 editors:

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Aberdeen, Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester and was named as Leisure Airline of the Year in recent Travel Industry Awards. 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.

Passengers travelling on scheduled flights from Manchester and Birmingham can also avoid the queues at the airport and take advantage of online check-in which is available between 24 and 4 hours prior to departure, or from 36 hours if you are a Vantage Club member.

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, London Luton, London Gatwick 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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