August 18, 2011 04:00 ET

Flights from Gatwick and Manchester to Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh to Launch This Winter

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, is this week launching new scheduled flights to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt's popular Red Sea resort. The flights, which start from £173.99 return including all taxes and charges, are available to book now via the Monarch website.

Monarch's new scheduled flights to Sharm el Sheikh will operate three times per week from Gatwick and Manchester airports on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting from 03 November 2011.

Commenting on the launch of the new flights to the Red Sea, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said, "We are delighted to be launching new scheduled flights to Sharm el Sheikh this winter, which follows hot on the heels of our announcement last month to launch flights to the resort for summer 2012. This now means that from November 2011 we will have year-round scheduled flights to the Red Sea resort and further supports our shift to focusing on scheduled flying.

"Monarch's innovative 'build your own class' service offers customers the ability to tailor their flight package to their exact requirements, providing a greater sense of freedom and personalisation. Optional extras such as extra legroom seating and pre-ordered meals in addition to fantastic value fares, makes Monarch a great choice for longer flight durations such as Egypt."

Monarch's scheduled flights are available to book until October 2012 at 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.

Notes to Editors

New Monarch flights between Gatwick and Sharm el Sheikh launch on 03 November and operate on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

New Monarch flights between Manchester and Sharm el Sheikh launch on 03 November and operate on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Flight times are as follows:

Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Gatwick – Sharm el Sheikh departs 09:15, arrives 16:25/ Sharm el Sheikh – Gatwick departs 17:25, arrives 21:35

Manchester – Sharm el Sheikh departs 09:00, arrives 16:30/ Sharm el Sheikh – Manchester departs 17:30, arrives 21:35

About Monarch

Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt and Greece from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a bespoke "build your own class of travel" range of products and services both on the ground and inflight. All customers are allocated a seat at check-in but for those wishing to select where in the cabin they sit to ensure that families and groups are seated together, seats can be pre-booked from £4.99 per one-way flight. For customers looking for added comfort, extra legroom seats are also available offering up to six inches of extra space from only £9.99.

Customers travelling on scheduled flights can also avoid booking charges by paying for their flights using a debit card or for a fixed £10 fee, can pay by credit card – regardless of the value of the transaction or the number of people travelling.

They can also take advantage of online check-in, which is available between 18 days and four and a half hours prior to departure. With a great range of tasty hot and cold meals that can be pre-booked or purchased onboard, flying with Monarch really couldn't be simpler.

In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit

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