Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines

May 24, 2012 12:30 ET

Monarch Airlines Launch Winter 12/13 & Summer 2013 Flight Programme from East Midlands Airport

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 24, 2012) - Monarch, the leading scheduled leisure airline, recently announced it was to launch a new UK base and flights from East Midlands Airport from 31 August 2012, with the introduction of four new routes. The airline is delighted to now be expanding its scheduled services for Winter 2012/13 and Summer 2013, with the addition of further new flights to Tenerife, Lanzarote and Ibiza.

Flights for Winter 2012/2013 from East Midlands Airport start from 28th October 2012 and will include the following services; all available to book via www.monarch.co.uk:

  • **NEW ROUTE** Lanzarote - 2 x new weekly flights

  • **NEW ROUTE** Tenerife - 2 x new weekly flights

  • Malaga - 3 x flights per week

  • Alicante - 2x flights per week

  • Faro - 2 x flights per week

New flights to Ibiza have also been added to the flight programme for Summer 2013.

Commenting on the new flights for Winter 2012/2013 and Summer 2013, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, 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. "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."

Notes to Editors:

Monarch, the leading scheduled leisure airline, has to date operated flights to Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Portugal Spain and Turkey 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. Monarch has always aimed at offering high quality service - 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 £5.99 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.

Monarch recently launched 'Air Packs' enabling customers to build their own flights through transparent and pre-packaged optional extras, starting from just £20 per person per flight. The two new Air Packs are offered alongside the airline's traditional "build your own class" product and are designed to give customers full visibility on price from the beginning of the booking process. Customers are able to choose between two Monarch Air Packs: an Essentials Pack and a Premium Pack, combining extras such as allocated seating, hold baggage and access to online check-in.

Customers can also take advantage of MFlex, which provides improved flexibility for customers when booking flights on Monarch's scheduled network of flights. Charged at only £2.50 per person, per flight, the new MFlex product must be added at the time of booking. Once added, the customer is free to make one change to their booking up to 15 days prior to departure, which includes a date change or a route change, without incurring an administration fee*. What's more, if a customer selects MFlex when booking, but makes no subsequent changes to their booking, Monarch will refund them the value of MFlex in the form of a credit voucher, which can be used as part payment towards a future scheduled flight with Monarch.

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

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