2008 News Archive - Flights - Over 6000 seats added for Easter

15 02 2005

- low cost airline responds to demand with extra flights and upgraded aircraft -

Responding to a surge in customer demand, low cost airline Monarch Scheduled has announced that it is adding more than 6000 seats to its schedule throughout the Easter period, meaning increased availability on an array of European holiday destinations.

Monarch Scheduled has upgraded the aircraft on various routes between 22 March and 08 April and, as a result, there are now extra seats available from Gatwick and Manchester to Malaga and Alicante and from Manchester to Barcelona, Faro, Palma and Tenerife. In addition, the airline has added an extra flight between Manchester and Palma on 24 March to cope with the extra demand for seats.

All this means it’s a great time to book a low cost late deal to Europe for the Easter holidays as there’s now added availability. You could be trying to stop your eggs from melting in the Alicante sunshine with a return flight from just £95 return including taxes, or spend a fortnight in Barcelona from just £130 return including taxes*.

Monarch Scheduled operates flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Italy from London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham. Prices start from just £30 one way (£47 return) including taxes. Fares include complimentary daily newspapers and in-flight entertainment and a refreshing hot towel service. Seats can be pre-booked to avoid the last minute free-for-all. 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.

* Fares include all taxes and web booking discount of £5 per sector (£10 per return) and are correct at time of writing. Based on:

  • London Gatwick - Alicante, outbound 22.03.05, returning 07.04.05 (flights ZB728/9)

  • Manchester – Barcelona, outbound 23.03.05, returning 06.04.05 (flights ZB516/7)

  • All fares quoted are subject to availability.

    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 17 Airbus and seven Boeing aircraft.

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