Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines

October 19, 2012 10:00 ET

Monarch Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Scheduled Flight to Egypt from Birmingham Airport

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2012) - Leading scheduled leisure airline, Monarch, today celebrated its inaugural flight from Birmingham to the winter sun destination of Sharm El Sheikh. The flights to Sharm El Sheikh will operate once a week on a Thursday from 18 October and twice a week from 30 October, for the winter 2012/13 season.

Commenting on the launch of this new 2012/13 winter flight, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said, "We are delighted to be expanding our winter 2012/13 flights programme from Birmingham Airport, providing our customers in the Midlands with even more flexibility and choice. The launch of the Egypt flight, already a popular route for us out of Gatwick and Manchester airports, is a great opportunity for those who wish to escape the UK's cold winters. This is followed by another exciting route launch in December when we have our first flight from Birmingham to the popular ski destination of Grenoble."

Martyn Lloyd, Commercial Director at Birmingham airport commented, "This new flight from Monarch means passengers now have even more choice from their local airport. We are delighted with the commitment that Monarch has shown to the region in offering this new route and also the addition of the new route to Grenoble. Monarch is going from strength to strength at Birmingham and the services and facilities that it offers means passengers have choice, value and convenience from their local airport."

Notes to Editors:

Monarch, the scheduled European leisure airline, operates flights to Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Madeira, Portugal, Spain and Turkey from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, 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 £11.99.

For further information or to book Monarch flights please visit www.monarch.co.uk.

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