Soaring Demand Results in Increased Flights for MonarchBy Monarch Airlines, PRNE
Monday, February 28, 2011
LUTON, England, March 1, 2011 - Leading leisure airline Monarch is increasing its programme of flights to
Spain, Portugal and Cyprus in April due to phenomenal demand from its
customers. In addition, the airline is bringing forward to April the launch
of its new scheduled flights to Paphos. All additional flights are now
available to book via www.monarch.co.uk with fares starting from only
GBP40.99 one way including all taxes and charges.
Additional flights will operate from Gatwick and Manchester throughout
April to destinations such as Lanzarote, Tenerife, Alicante, Malaga, Majorca,
Faro and Larnaca as well as new services to Paphos, which were originally
scheduled to commence in May 2011.*
Commenting on Monarch's expanded flying programme for April, Managing
Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said, "We have been astonished by
the soaring demand for Monarch flights in April, which we believe is being
driven by the proximity of Easter to the additional bank holiday. Bookings
for April are already up 49% compared with the same time last year with
demand from customers still increasing. The addition of 31,000 extra seats
into the timetable for April will cater for this demand and enable more
customers to take advantage of Monarch's great service and low fares over the
long Easter period."
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 package holidays (
www.monarch.co.uk/holidays) and cheap flights, (
www.monarch.co.uk/) Monarch also offers a great range of hot and cold
meals that can be pre-booked or purchased onboard with prices from GBP3.00.
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 GBP7.50 per
one-way flight, or from only GBP15, 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
18 days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.
In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great
value holidays, (www.monarch.co.uk/holidays) accommodation options,
car hire and travel insurance.
For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or
Monarch Hotels, please visit www.monarch.co.uk.
* Monarch's new scheduled flights to Paphos from Gatwick and Manchester
will now commence on 13 April 2011. New scheduled flights between Birmingham
and Paphos will commence on 04 May 2011 as previously announced.
For further media information contact: Jo Leigh/ Leah Rosewell in the press office, Tel: +44(0)1582-398-287/241 or Fax: +44(0)1582-488663 Email: jo.leigh at monarch.co.uk/ leah.rosewell at monarch.co.uk
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