Monarch Airlines announces new Porto service from Birmingham Airport for summer 2017

Monarch Airlines, an independent UK-based airline group, has announced the addition of Porto to their network for summer 2017 from Birmingham Airport.

The city of Porto will be the fourth Portuguese destination on the Monarch network, alongside Lisbon, which was introduced last summer, and Faro and Funchal in Madeira. The coastal city of Porto is renowned for its port wine and architecture.

The new flights to Porto from Birmingham will commence on April 28, 2017 and will operate three times a week on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Tickets are available for booking from £32 one-way inclusive of taxes and charges. Flights and holidays to Porto are available to book at www.monarch.co.uk.

Marjan Schoeke, Monarch’s Head of Network Development, comments: ‘We are delighted to be announcing Porto as our latest addition to the network from Birmingham Airport. This new route joins Stockholm as an exciting new destination for our customers to visit in summer 2017.

‘The announcement of flights to Porto from Birmingham follow on from a successful launch of the route from other bases back in September. It’s the ideal destination for those looking to book the perfect city break.’

Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘It is excellent news to see Monarch introducing another popular destination to their choice of routes from Birmingham Airport.

‘Porto is a vibrant city with a fascinating history, interesting tourist attractions and great nightlife and so it will appeal to a wide range of our passengers and we are sure it will be a popular summer route.’

Monarch has recently expanded its summer programme for 2017 with the addition of Stockholm.