2008 News Archive - Flights - November sees traffic increase by 25% for Monarch Scheduled

01 12 2005

Low cost airline Monarch Scheduled, continues to go from strength to strength as it announces a 25% increase in passenger traffic during November 05, when compared to the same period last year.

During this time, a total of 181,656* passengers flew with the airline compared to 145,176 passengers in November 2004.

November also saw Monarch Scheduled celebrate 1.5 million passengers travelling with the airline from London Gatwick since flights commenced in Summer 2003.

This news follows the low cost carrier’s announcement to expand services from Birmingham International Airport, with new routes to Almeria, Menorca, Murcia and Palma de Mallorca and increased capacity on existing routes, as well as further expansion from Manchester with the introduction of Menorca.

Monarch Scheduled operates flights to Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Newquay. 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. 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.

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

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*Represents the number of earned seats flown by Monarch Scheduled. 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.

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 Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester and Newquay 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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