Monarch Airlines is a British charter and scheduled low-cost airline based in Luton, England. It is one of the United Kingdom’s largest charter airlines, operating to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, India and Africa, serving mainly leisure destinations. It also operates scheduled flights under the Monarch Scheduled brand to many Mediterranean destinations, the Canary Islands and Cyprus. Luton is Monarch’s main base as well as the location of its headquarters. London Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham are the airline’s other main operational bases. [Read more…]
Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, has today launched new scheduled flights to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. The flights, which start from £36 one way including all taxes and charges (£57 return).
Monarch’s new scheduled flights between Gatwick and Barcelona will operate daily from 21 October 2011, increasing to 11 flights per week from 30 October 2011 and brings the total number of scheduled destinations served by the airline from Gatwick to 13.
Commenting on the launch of this new route, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said, “Barcelona is one of the UK’s most popular short break destinations and we are delighted to be adding this to our route network from Gatwick in addition to our existing flights from Manchester.
“Barcelona attracts a broad mix of visitors for business, city breaks and leisure for beach goers. During the winter season it is a fantastic gateway to the ski slopes of the Pyrenees. All of these customers will appreciate the convenience and flexibility of up to 11 flights per week in addition to Monarch’s fantastic value fares and innovative ‘build your own class’ service, which offers customers the ability to tailor their flight package to their exact requirements including extra legroom seating and pre-ordered meals.”
Monarch’s scheduled flights are available to book until October 2012. Customers now booking flights will also benefit from zero debit card charge fees and a fixed fee for all credit card bookings, regardless of the transaction value or number of people travelling.