Monarch introduces new flights this summer

Wednesday 14, July 2010


Monarch introduces new flights this summer


Award winning airline Monarch is delighted to announce the launch of additional services to Sharm el Sheikh and Gibraltar this summer in response to huge customer demand, in addition to brand new flights from Gatwick to the Balearic Island of Majorca, which take to the skies this week.



The additional flight from Gatwick to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh will operate each Thursday between 09 September and 28 October 2010 and will bring the total number of flights operated by the airline from the UK to the Red Sea resort to six per week.


Services to Gibraltar will also be strengthened with an additional flight operating from Manchester each Sunday between 12 September and 31 October 2010, complimenting existing services from Luton and Manchester and bringing the total number of flights per week to ‘The Rock’ to 11.


Sunday (17th July) also sees the launch of Monarch’s new scheduled flights from Gatwick to Majorca, which will operate three times a week and brings the total number of services flown by Monarch to the island to 23 per week. The flights will operate in addition to existing flights from Birmingham, Luton and Manchester airports.


The extra flights are available to book now via with fares, including taxes, starting from just £42 one way (£68 return).


Commenting on the additional services, Managing Director of Flights and Holidays, Tim Jeans, said, “We have seen huge demand for seats to Sharm el Sheikh and Gibraltar this summer and have responded by adding these additional services to meet this demand.


“We are very excited to be expanding our services to Gibraltar as a new terminal at the airport, which opens next summer, will see better facilities for customers and an enhanced travel experience.


“We are also delighted to be launching our first scheduled operation between Gatwick and Majorca in response to a surge in demand for the Western Mediterranean this summer. We already have a successful programme of flights to the Island from our other UK bases and I am confident that our new service from Gatwick will prove to be equally popular with customers.”


Monarch currently operates a fleet of 30 aircraft, serving over 50 destinations world-wide. Services are split between scheduled and charter flights, with the airline carrying over 6.5 million passengers per year. Monarch is the oldest airline in the UK still operating under its original brand name and has this year entered its 42nd year of flying.




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