2008 News Archive - Flights - Winter 08/09 Gatwick schedule launched

22 04 2008

- airline doubles services to Canary Islands -

Award winning low fare airline Monarch is once again leading the way by announcing its Winter 2008/2009 schedule from London Gatwick Airport. The schedule, which is on sale now via www.monarch.co.uk, includes almost 500,000 seats with more flying to the popular Canary Islands of Tenerife and Lanzarote, additional services to Murcia and the first Winter operation for the popular Larnaca route.

Highlights of the Winter 2008/2009 schedule from Gatwick include:

Alicante - up to 11 flights per week
Faro - up to five flights per week
Lanzarote - up to five flights per week
Larnaca - up to three flights per week
Malaga - up to 11 flights per week
Murcia - up to five flights per week, new Sunday and Tuesday flights
Tenerife - up to seven flights per week

Commenting on the launch of the schedule, Liz Savage, managing director of Monarch’s scheduled services, said, "We are delighted to have our Winter 2008/09 schedule on sale ahead of many of our major competitors from London Gatwick Airport.

"Our customers continue to prefer our low fare, more care offer and having more than doubled our services to Tenerife and Lanzarote, coupled with additional services to Murcia, the first Winter operation of our popular Gatwick-Larnaca route, and by maintaining our strong position on our core routes, we are ideally positioned to meet the needs of our passengers."

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 for 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 7 days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.

For more information or to book, visit www.monarch.co.uk or call 0871 225 3884.

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