2008 News Archive - Flights - Sharp increases in Monarch’s scheduled passenger numbers in June

01 07 2008

Award-winning low fares airline Monarch continues to go from strength to strength with increases in passenger numbers, load factor and internet sales during June 2008 compared to the same period last year.

Monarch’s passenger statistics for scheduled services during June 2008:

Passenger numbers (1):

June 2008: 429,274

June 2007: 407,223

% change: +5.41%

Load factor (2):

June 2008: 84.44%

June 2007: 81.47%

% change: +2.97%

Internet sales percentage (3):

June 2008: 88%

June 2007: 87%

% change: +1%

Overall, for both scheduled and charter services, Monarch carried a total of 735,345 passengers during June 2008.

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 percentage of total seats sold via www.monarch.co.uk.

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Notes to editors:

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal 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. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals onboard with prices from £3.00. Seats can be pre-booked at £6 per one-way flight to avoid the last minute free-for-all experienced on some other airlines, or from only £15, 48 extra-legroom seats are available 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 seven days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.

For more information or to book, visit www.monarch.co.uk.

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