Monarch Airlines Announces Extension to its Summer 2012 Schedule

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based airline company, has announced its expanded summer schedules for 2012.

The airline is currently offering two new scheduled flights to Barcelona (Spain) and Nice (France) from Birmingham Airport in the UK. The new daily flights to Nice, and four times weekly flights to Barcelona, commence from July 20, 2012, with airfares starting at GBP5.99 per person, one-way.

The airline is also launching its services from its new base, East Midlands Airport in the UK, and is offering daily services to the Mediterranean destinations of Malaga (Spain), Alicante (Spain), Faro (Portugal) and Palma (Majorca). The services from East Midlands Airport commence from August 31, 2012.

The airline managing director, Kevin George, said, ‘We are delighted to be expanding our Summer 2012 flights programme from Birmingham Airport and launching our first programme of flights from East Midlands Airport, providing greater choice to our customers in the Midlands.’

He added, ‘The launch of operations from East Midlands accelerates the strategy we announced last year to focus on the development of our scheduled operations into key leisure destinations across the Mediterranean, the Canaries and North Africa.

The addition of new daily services from Birmingham Airport to Nice, a new scheduled destination for the airline and the new services to Barcelona supports our determination to deliver an all-encompassing proposition; offering choice, value and superior customer service from all of the major gateways in the UK.’

The airline has recently introduced ‘Air Packs’ for their customers, offering to build them a customised package with optional amenities, for prices commencing at GBP20 per person, per flight.


Enjoy a summer in Beirut with New Offers from Four Seasons Hotel Beirut

The Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, in Beirut,Lebanon, is offering new summer delights for travellers to the city located next to the Mediterranean Sea.

The hotel is re-opening its lounge bar, The Roof, which has directly connected access to the city’s new boardwalk destination, Zaitunay Bay. The Roof is the city’s highest lounge bar, located at a height of 119 metres, and provides elevated seating for panoramic views of the city. It also has a quiet area by the pool, and special seating to view the sunset across the Mediterranean.

Beirutis hosting summer concerts for celebrities from the world of music, including The Cranberries, Evanescence, Chris De Burgh, Pitbull, Jose Carreras, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tourists to the city are also at liberty to participate in the summer festivals, including The Beiteddine Festival, Baalbek International Festival, Byblos International Festival and the Zouk Mikael Festival.

Stefan Simkovics, the general manager of the Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, said, ‘Beirut is where everyone wants to be over the summer and Four Seasons Hotel Beirut is the place everyone wants to stay at when they are here. Apart from being home to one of the city’s most iconic lounge bars, our location alongBeirut’s most sought-after stretch makes us the best address in town.’

Although Beirut remains a popular summer destination for tourists, travellers are recommended to check the current travel advisory from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK, before travelling to the country.