2008 News Archive - Flights - Record Easter period for Monarch Scheduled

24 03 2005

Low cost airline Monarch Scheduled, is looking forward to flying a record number of passengers looking for sunnier climes over the Easter period this year. Over 100,000 people will jet off during the Easter week, with sales for the period up by over 22% on the same period last year.

This news follows the announcement last month that Monarch Scheduled added more than 6000 seats to its Easter schedule. To cope with the extra demand for seats, the airline is operating 370-seat A330s on the busiest routes with even more seats for sale to Malaga, Alicante, Barcelona, Palma, Tenerife and Faro.

Most passengers will be unwrapping their eggs on a Spanish costa, with the most popular destinations for “Semana Santa” being Alicante and Malaga.

Those not jetting off to sunnier climes this weekend can log on to www.flymonarch.com and take advantage of Monarch Scheduled’s Easter Egg-stravaganza – 50,000 seats are available from £50 one way, including all taxes. Bookings must be made between 24 and 29 March for travel during April, May and June, subject to availability. Routes included in this promotion are:

- Manchester to Madrid: £50 one way, £88 return

- Manchester to Naples: £50 one way, £92 return

- Birmingham to Malaga or Alicante: £50 one way, £88 return

- London Gatwick to Malaga, Alicante or Granada: £50 one way, £92 return

- London Gatwick to Faro: £50 one way, £96 return

- London Gatwick to Lisbon: £50 one way, £98 return

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

*Terms & Conditions:

All fares quoted include taxes and web booking discount of £5 each way

All fares quoted are subject to availability

Booking period – 24-29 March 2005

Travel period – April, May, June 2005

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 London Luton, London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham Airports to destinations in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Italy.

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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