2008 News Archive - Flights - Record week of sales for Monarch Scheduled

24 11 2004

Monarch Scheduled has just recorded its busiest weekend ever with over 114,000 bookings taken during a four-day promotion that saw it offering its lowest prices ever. Despite increased competition, Monarch Scheduled has increased sales by 27% this winter.

Monarch Scheduled also recently announced it enjoyed a record summer with over a million bookings made, representing a year-on-year increase in traffic of 33%.

Tim Jeans, managing director of Monarch Scheduled said; ”Monarch Scheduled offers a superior product but is not afraid to face its competition head on in terms of pricing. We have grown rapidly in the last couple of years, and we intend to continue to aggressively market ourselves to further strengthen our position as the market-leader on leisure routes from the UK.“

Monarch Scheduled operates flights to Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Manchester, London Gatwick and London Luton. Prices start from just £37 for a return flight 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 visit www.flymonarch.com or call 08700 40 63 00.

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 and Manchester 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 17 Airbus and seven Boeing aircraft.

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