2008 News Archive - Flights - Record flying month for Monarch’s scheduled flights

02 07 2007

Award winning low fares airline Monarch is celebrating a record-breaking month after carrying 407,223 passengers on scheduled flights in June 2007 – the first time the airline has flown in excess of 400,000 passengers in one month. The increase has been aided by the introduction of new flights from the UK to destinations including Ibiza, Murcia, Palma, Almeria and Larnaca.

Monarch’s passenger statistics for scheduled services during June 2007:

Passenger numbers (1)

June 2006: 332,985

June 2007: 407,223

% change: +22.29%

Load factor (2)

June 2006: 83.04%

June 2007: 81.47%

% change: -1.57%

Internet sales percentage (3)

June 2006: 84%

June 2007: 86%

% change: +2%

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 number of seats sold via www.flyMonarch.com.

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Notes to editors:

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 from London, Manchester and Birmingham can also avoid the queues at the airport and take advantage of online check-in which is available between 24 and 4.5 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.

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