2008 News Archive - Flights - The great August get-away with Monarch

24 08 2006

Ahead of the August Bank Holiday, low fares airline Monarch is preparing for its busiest weekend ever with a record number of passengers booked to travel. Between Friday 25 and Monday 28 August, the airline will operate almost 400* flights and carry over 80,000 passengers to a range of top holiday hotspots.

Desperate to escape the continuing poor August weather in the UK, travellers are searching for warmer climes throughout Europe, with the top three destinations for scheduled flights this weekend being Malaga, Alicante and Tenerife. Faro is also featuring as a clear favourite with Monarch passengers, who are looking to make the most of the long weekend.

Commenting on the great August get-away, managing director of Monarch’s scheduled services, Tim Jeans, said, “It is great to see that the travelling public have not been deterred from getting away for the Bank Holiday weekend and will be escaping in their droves to our great sun destinations.

“Bookings throughout the month have continued to be strong and we are anticipating another record breaking month for the airline, carrying more passengers than ever before.”

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar and Portugal from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester. 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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* represents the total number of scheduled and charter flights that Monarch will operate

Notes to web-editors:

If linking to the Monarch website, please link to: www.flymonarch.com

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 Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, 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 20 Airbus and eight Boeing aircraft.

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