Monarch expands its winter flying programme for 2010/2011

Thursday 12, August 2010


Monarch expands its winter flying programme for 2010/2011


Award winning low fares airline Monarch is expanding its winter flying programme for 2010/2011 and adding additional frequencies to existing routes as well as launching new winter services.


New to the programme for winter 2010/11 is Palma, with the airline now operating year-round flights to the Balearic Island of Majorca.  Thrice-weekly services will operate throughout the winter from both Gatwick and Manchester, offering over 51,000 seats to the Island’s capital, with fares from just £38.99 one way including taxes and charges (£61.99 return).


In addition to the new flights to Majorca, Monarch is also increasing frequencies to mainland Spain and other Spanish Islands throughout the winter.  Services to Alicante are being bolstered by additional flights from Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester.  These will also be supported by flights from Luton, which will rejoin the winter schedule and offer three new flights a week. 


Malaga, Menorca and Gran Canaria will also operate with higher frequencies during the winter months, as will Gibraltar, which will increase to six flights a week from Luton.


Commenting on the expanded flying programme, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Tim Jeans said, “Our customers have been requesting year-round flights to Majorca for some time, so it is great news that we are now able to respond to this and offer a winter service.  Flights to Palma from Gatwick only launched in July and demand for them has been staggering with almost 15,000 passengers booked to travel already. 


“The additional flying across the Monarch network over the winter months is reflective of the booking strength we are already seeing for flights to core destinations such as Alicante and Malaga.  Our winter flying programme has been on sale since January 2010 and demand for flights to our Spanish destinations has continued to grow since then.”


Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Cyprus and Turkey from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals that can be pre-booked or purchased onboard with prices from £2.00.  To enable customers to select where in the cabin they sit and ensure that families and groups sit together, seats can be pre-booked at £7.50 per one-way flight, or from only £15, extra-legroom seats are available, which offer up to six inches of extra space. 


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.


In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance. 


For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit



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