Monarch Airlines offers new Hurghada route from Birmingham

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based scheduled leisure airline, has announced plans to launch a route to Hurghada on Egypt’s Red Sea coast from Birmingham Airport, UK, for the summer of 2014.

The brand new route will operate a twice-weekly service (Tuesday and Friday) from Birmingham Airport starting May 2, 2014, and flights are available to book now with fares starting from £150.49 one way.

An international centre for aquatic sports and known as a party town, particularly among Europeans, Hurghada has grown to become the most visited tourist destination in Egypt, with more than 100 hotels and first-class snorkelling and diving opportunities, as well as windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing and swimming.

‘We are delighted to be able to offer this further expansion of our route network,’ said Kevin George, managing director of Monarch Airlines. ‘The addition of this new destination offers a wider range of quality, service and value and I am certain it will become an established favourite with our passengers.’

William Pearson, aviation development director for Birmingham Airport, added: ‘The launch of this new service to Hurghada with Monarch is great news for Midlanders, who can now fly to this popular year-round sunshine destination from their local airport. We’re delighted that the airline has continued to expand its route network from Birmingham, where it is now one of our largest airlines.’

A British airline based at Luton Airport, Monarch Airlines operates scheduled flights to destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey, with additional charter services to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, India and Africa. Owned by Globus Travel Group, the airline also has bases at Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Gatwick and Manchester airports.

Monarch Airlines announces new development at Birmingham Airport

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based airline with its main headquarters at London Luton Airport, has announced major construction work at Birmingham Airport in the West Midlands.

The airline has said that it will create up to 300 jobs at Birmingham Airport with the development of a new hangar and engineering facility that is large enough to accommodate two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, or ten narrow body aircraft. It has also said that there is the likelihood of the project creating a further 150 jobs at a later stage.

The company currently has five bases at airports in the UK, and operates flights from Manchester, Birmingham, London Luton, Gatwick, East Midlands and, from March 23, 2013, it will have a sixth base with the commencement of operations at Leeds Bradford. The East Midland operation is also a recent addition to the company’s operational base, with the company stepping in to operate some of the routes previously flown by Bmibaby, which ceased its operations at the airport when the company closed on September 9, 2012.

Monarch offers cheap and last minute flights to destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey, and offers charter services to Europe, the Caribbean, India, Africa and the United States.

Since the company commenced operations in April 1968, it has grown its workforce to a present day level of around 3,000 employees, and carried approximately 5.9 million passengers in 2011.

Monarch Airlines intends its new hangar at Birmingham Airport to be finished and operational by the end of 2013.

Monarch Airlines Offers More Route from East Midlands Airport

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based airline company, has announced a new route to Malta from East Midlands Airport in the UK, for the summer of 2013.

The new route will commence with twice-weekly flights from May 7, 2012, and seats have been available to book since November 16.

The managing director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George, said, ‘We are delighted to be expanding our summer 2013 flights programme from East Midlands Airport with this brand new route for the airline which provides our customers with even more flexibility and choice.

Malta is a completely new scheduled destination for Monarch and we are sure that it will be a popular choice for our customers in the Midlands.’

Markus Klaushofer, the chief executive officer of Malta Airport, said, ‘It is with great pleasure that we welcome Monarch’s new flight from East Midlands to our beautiful islands. It is indeed of great satisfaction for us to add another airline operating to the UK, our largest market.

I am sure that Monarch’s passengers will find Malta attractive and we look forward to a fruitful relationship with the airline to ensure a long-term success in their operation to and from these islands.’

The airline has recently commenced operations from its newest hub, East Midlands Airport, and is currently offering new services to Lanzarote and Tenerife twice a week.

Kevin George added, ‘We are delighted to be expanding our winter 2012/13 flights programme from East Midlands Airport, our newest base, providing our customers in the Midlands with even more flexibility and choice. The launch of the Canary Islands flights, already a popular route from other airports, is a great opportunity for those who wish to escape the UK’s cold winters.

The rapid expansion of our network from East Midlands Airport is testament to our commitment to provide choice, value and superior customer service to more and more customers in the Midlands.’

Monarch offering cheap flights to new routes

Monarch, a firm that offers cheap flights and holidays for destinations across Europe, is now offering flights to new destinations.

The firm said that its new offer would allow customers to travel to the Alps for the 2012-13 ski season. It said that its offer targets holidaymakers who would like to enjoy the slopes while getting a good deal. From December this year, the company is offering flights to new ski destinations. The new itinerary will cover Grenoble in France, Munich and Friedrichsafen in Germany and Innsbruck in Austria. Customers will be offered the chance to book now for the upcoming season’s mountain programme.

The firm said that the flight to Grenoble would allow skiers to reach some of the well-known skiing destinations in less than 90 minutes. For example, big names in the industry such as Les Deux Alpes, Courchevel and Alpe d’Huez are easily reachable by road from Grenoble. Those that prefer smaller resorts, such as Megeve, can also journey there by road from Grenoble.

Munich and Innsbruck are also close to the resorts of the Austrian Tyrol, where traditional as well as modern ski facilities coexist. From here, skiers can visit well-known skiing destinations such as Mayrhofen, Obergurgl and St Anton. Tourists wanting to travel to the Italian Alps via Monarch’s existing routes to Milan, Venice and Verona may opt to do so. In addition to skiing, the alps also offer holiday activities for spring and summer holiday makers. Ski resorts offer summer activities including hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing.

The company said that flights to Innsbruck leave from Manchester, and flights to Munich and Grenoble will leave from Manchester, Birmingham, London Luton and Leeds/Bradford. Flights to Friedrichsafen will leave from Manchester and London Gatwick. Prices start from £34 per person, including taxes.

Monarch Airlines Announces New Base at Leeds Bradford Airport

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based airline company, has announced that it is opening a new airbase at Leeds Bradford Airport, in the UK, and will be commencing its operations out of the airport from the summer of 2013.

The airline will be offering 12 new routes, flying twice weekly, from Leeds Bradford, and including the destinations of Antalya (Turkey), Barcelona (Spain), Bodrum (Turkey), Dalaman (Turkey), Faro (Portugal), Heraklion (Greece), Lanzarote (Spain), Larnaca (Cyprus), Majorca (Spain), Munich (Germany), Rome (Italy), and Tenerife (Spain).

The airline will be providing its services from Leeds Bradford airport with two A320 aircraft, and flights will commence in March 2013. The new operation will be creating around 200 jobs for the local economy in the North of England.

The managing director of monarch airlines, Kevin George, said, ‘The strategy for Monarch Airlines is now firmly focused on its scheduled services and we are delighted to add Leeds Bradford as our sixth UK base. The addition of thirteen routes further strengthens our already extensive network of leisure destinations across Europe from many of the major gateways in the UK.

Monarch’s operations continue to grow from strength to strength and we have expanded our operations based on demand; offering passengers choice, value and great customer service. The launch of Leeds Bradford as a base for the airline has the potential to create around 200 jobs within the local area and will provide a gateway for inbound tourism with an estimated 20,000 EU passengers travelling from Europe to West Yorkshire.’

Monarch Airlines Announces 2012 Summer Schedule from East Midlands Airport

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based airline company, has introduced its Summer 2012 programme from its new base in the East Midlands Airport in the UK.

The services from East Midlands Airport for Summer 2012 will commence from August 31, 2012, and will include daily flights to Malaga, Alicante, and Faro, in Portugal; and Palma in Majorca.

The flights are currently open for bookings at the airline website, www.monarch.co.uk.

Commenting on the new routes, the airline managing director, Kevin George, said, ‘We are delighted to launch our first programme of Summer 2012 flights from East Midlands Airport, providing greater choice to customers in the Midlands. 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 new daily scheduled services to Malaga, Alicante, Faro and Majorca supports the airlines’ determination to deliver an all-encompassing proposition; offering choice, value and superior customer service from all of the major gateways in the UK.’

Ken O’Toole, the chief commercial officer of MAG, owner of East Midlands Airport, said, ‘We are proud to have played a part in bringing new business to the region and we very much look forward to officially welcoming our new partners to the East Midlands in August.

Monarch’s decision to start up a brand new operation here in the East Midlands shows the strength and potential of the East Midlands market and we’re keen to work with the airline to establish a strong home at the airport and play a part in helping the services to flourish.’

Monarch Airlines Announces 2012 Winter Flight Schedule from East Midlands

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based airline company, has announced its new schedule of flights from East Midlands Airport, in the UK.

The airline is to commence operations from its newest base in the UK from August 31, 2012, with the launch of new routes.

The airline is offering its customers an expanded Winter 2012 and Summer 2013 schedule of services from East Midlands Airport to Tenerife and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, and Ibiza in the Mediterranean. The services include two new weekly flights to Tenerife, and two new weekly flights to Lanzarote.

The airline managing director, Kevin George, said, ‘We have been delighted by the response to the announcement that we will be opening a new base and new flights from East Midlands Airport this summer. Demand for flights has been already been strong and it is great that hot on the heels of the launch, we are able to expand our network and add new routes to Tenerife, Lanzarote and Ibiza.’

He added, ‘The rapid expansion of our network from East Midlands Airport is testament to our commitment to provide choice, value and superior customer service to more and more customers in the Midlands.’

The airline has earlier announced its new services from East Midlands Airport, including daily services to the Mediterranean destinations of Malaga (Spain), Alicante (Spain), Faro (Portugal) and Palma (Majorca). The services, part of its Summer 2012 schedule, commence from East Midlands Airport from August 31, 2012. The airfares will start from GBP5.99 per person one-way.

 

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.

 

Monarch Airlines Announces New Winter Service from UK Airports

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based airline company, will be launching twelve new routes for winter 2012 from Leeds Bradford International Airport, in the UK.

The company is planning to offer new routes to ski destinations including Grenoble airport in France, the Friedrichshafen and Munich airports in Germany, and to tourist resort destinations including Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

The new services include flights from London Gatwick Airport to Friedrichshafen, Funchal (Madeira), and Munich; from Manchester Airport to Friedrichshafen, Grenoble, and Munich; from Birmingham Airport to Funchal (Madeira), Grenoble, and Munich; and more routes planned to Sharm el Sheikh Airport on Egypt’s Red Sea.

Kevin George, the airport managing director, said, ‘The launch of these routes for winter 2012/13 marks an exciting new era for Monarch as we introduce our first programme of scheduled ski flights and target a new customer base of skiers looking to fly to Grenoble, Friedrichshafen, Munich as well as via our numerous Italian destinations. The network will also be further strengthened by the addition of services from Leeds Bradford International Airport, which will be launching this winter, and we are delighted to be able to bring our high levels of care and service to customers travelling from West Yorkshire in the future.

This news comes on the back of our announcement last week regarding Monarch’s expansion in the Midlands through the introduction of additional frequencies and routes from Birmingham Airport, and the launch of a new base at East Midlands Airport from late summer 2012. The addition of expanded services in the Midlands, combined with 12 new winter routes will add almost one million seats to the Monarch programme over the next 12 months and supports our growth plans for the airline over the coming years.’

Monarch Airlines to Operate Out of East Midlands Airport in UK

Monarch Airlines, a UK-based airline company, will be operating out of East Midlands Airport, in addition to current operations at Birmingham Airport.

The airline will be operating out of its new base at East Midlands Airport from the late summer of 2012, offering flights to destinations including Malaga (Spain), Alicante (Spain), Palma (Majorca) and Faro (Portugal).

The airline is also planning an expansion of its operations from Birmingham Airport by offering more flights on existing routes to Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Rome and Palma, as well as a new service to Barcelona (Spain).

The airline is presently offering flights to around 20 European destinations from Birmingham Airport.

The airline managing director, Kevin George, said, ‘In light of recent industry changes, opportunities have opened up in the market. It has become clear that the Midlands will be underserved as a region in the future, and that there is a lack of quality carriers to serve customers travelling from the area.

As an airline with over 40 years heritage and a stronghold in the Midlands already, the expansion of our existing services from Birmingham and the launch of operations from East Midlands makes perfect sense for Monarch, and 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 further expansion of our services from the Midlands will provide even more customers in the Midlands with choice and flexibility and protects jobs at East Midlands Airport in the future.’