2008 News Archive - Flights - Save over £1,000 this Christmas and jet away with flyMonarch.com

04 12 2007

- flights and accommodation for less than a UK getaway -

Award-winning low fares airline flyMonarch.com has increased services on a number of its routes from Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester to popular sunshine destinations this Christmas and New Year meaning you can get away for even less this festive period.

If the thought of cooking the Christmas dinner is filling you with dread or the prospect of a week with the in-laws is bringing on a cold sweat, why not escape this Christmas and let someone else do all of the work? Don’t panic about the cost either, with fantastic deals still available from flyMonarch.com, a week’s holiday in the warmer temperatures of the Mediterranean could save you over 55% when compared to the cost of a week away in the UK.

Price comparison - 3* break based on two sharing between 20 - 27 December 2007:

A week's break for two at a 3 star hotel in the Algarve on a bed and breakfast basis with Monarch flights from Gatwick to Faro = £406

A week's stay for two at a 3 star hotel in London on a bed and breakfast basis = £742

Saving = £336

If you’re looking for a more luxurious yuletide, you could save over £1,000 by heading to the sun this Christmas:

Price comparison - 5* break based on two sharing between 20 - 27 December 2007:

A week's break for two at a 5 star hotel on the Costa del Sol on a bed and breakfast basis with Monarch flights from Birmingham to Malaga = £813

A week's stay for two at a 5* hotel in London on a bed and breakfast basis = £1,879

Saving = £1,066

So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy a festive break in the sun with flyMonarch.com and flyMonarch hotels and take the stress out of Christmas.

flyMonarch.com operates scheduled flights to Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports and was named as Leisure Airline of the Year in recent Travel Industry Awards for the second year in succession. Fares, including taxes, start from just £27.99 one way (£41.50 return).

In addition to year-round low fares, flyMonarch.com also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals onboard 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 from 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 on Monarch’s routes as well as the additional services, visit www.flymonarch.com or call 0871 225 3884.

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Notes to editors:

Monarch Airlines operates both charter and low cost scheduled services.

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.

The scheduled service division of Monarch Airlines offers low cost services from Birmingham, London Luton, London Gatwick and Manchester Airports to destinations in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Cyprus.

The airline, based at Luton, operates one of the most well-equipped fleets in the skies today comprising 23 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

Costs quoted based on the following:

3 star option:

  • Flights with Monarch from London Gatwick to Faro on 20-27 December 07 = £147.25 per person including tax (£294.50 for two people)

  • 7 night stay for two people on a bed and breakfast basis at the 3 star Astimar Hotel in Quarteira, The Algarve from 20-27 December 07 via flyMonarch Hotels = £112

  • Total for flights and accommodation = £406.50

  • 7 night stay for two people at the 3 star Premier Inn Kensington on a bed and breakfast basis via www.premierinn.com = £742

  • 5 star option:

  • Flights with Monarch from Birmingham to Malaga on 20-27 December 07 = £164.77 per person including tax (£329.54 for two people)

  • 7 night stay for two people on a bed and breakfast basis at the 5 star Torrequebrada in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol from 20-27 December 07 via flyMonarch Hotels = £483.41

  • Total of flights and accommodation = £812.95

  • 7 night stay for two people at the 5 star London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis (Twin Hilton Deluxe – value bed & breakfast) via www.hilton.co.uk = £1,879.08

  • All fares/prices quoted correct as at 04 December 2007 and are subject to availability

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