2008 News Archive - Flights - ***Summer 2007 Gatwick flights now on sale - increased flying to Spain and new route to Ibiza***

09 08 2006

Low fares airline Monarch has today announced expansion at its London Gatwick base. A new route to Ibiza, party capital of the Mediterranean, will start on 24 May 2007. In addition, flights to Malaga, Alicante and Granada will increase, following a 30% rise in passenger numbers for the airline, now Gatwick’s third largest carrier (after British Airways and Easyjet).

The following Monarch flights will operate from London Gatwick for Summer 2007:

Ibiza ***NEW ROUTE**** 5 flights a week operating on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 25 May, with fares from £36.99 one way

Malaga – increases to 17 flights a week with fares from £36.99 one way

Alicante – increases to 15 flights a week with fares from £36.99 one way

Granada – increases to 5 flights a week with fares from £36.99 one way

Lisbon – 10 flights a week with fares from £36.99 one way

Faro – 9 flights a week with fares from £36.99 one way

Lanzarote – 2 flights a week with fares from £63.99 one way

Commenting on the Summer 2007 Gatwick schedule, managing director of Monarch’s scheduled services, Tim Jeans, said, “We are delighted to be adding services to Ibiza to our Gatwick network which means the island will be served from all 4 of Monarch’s UK bases for Summer 2007, with a total of 20 flights per week.

“The increased frequencies on our routes to mainland Spain, particularly Granada - which was until recently a relatively undiscovered area of Andalucia but is growing rapidly in popularity, is fantastic news for passengers and provides an increased number of low fares flights, greater flexibility and Monarch’s trademark service, which our passengers love. They’re fed up with the cattle-truck conditions and catering from the British Rail era, found on many ‘no frills’ airlines. They want to be treated like paying customers and that’s what Monarch delivers on every flight”.

Flights for Monarch’s 2007 Gatwick service have gone on sale today and are available to book via www.flymonarch.com. Fares include complimentary daily newspapers, a refreshing hot towel service and require no additional payment for checking-in baggage; 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, or for only £15, why not try one of the 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.

For more information or to book, visit www.flymonarch.com or call 08700 40 63 00.

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