2008 News Archive - Flights - Poor British weather results in last minute booking surge for Monarch

20 07 2007

Award winning low fares airline Monarch has witnessed an incredible surge in last minute bookings as depressed Brits look to escape the ongoing wet weather in the UK.

Over the past 10 days, bookings on Monarch’s scheduled flights to hotspots throughout Europe have risen by 40%, with the airline booked to carry over 160,000 passengers in the first week of the school holidays*.

Top destinations that people are escaping to include Malaga, Faro, Palma and Alicante, with customers taking advantage of Monarch’s low fares and seeking out some much-needed sun.

There are still some last minute bargains to be had though, so check out flyMonarch.com for the latest offers.

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Aberdeen, Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports and was named as Leisure Airline of the Year in recent Travel Industry Awards. Fares on Monarch flights include complimentary daily newspapers, a refreshing hot towel service and there is no charge for checking in baggage – if within your 20kg allowance; 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 experienced on some other airlines, or for only £15, why not try one of our 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 can also avoid the queues at the airport and take advantage of online check-in which is available between 24 and 4.5 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.

*Figures for passengers booked to travel between Thursday 19 July and Sunday 29 July

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