Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines

November 14, 2012 06:00 ET

Monarch Airlines Launches Flights to Malta From East Midlands Airport

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2012) - Leading scheduled leisure airline, Monarch, has today announced a new route to Malta for summer 2013 from its newest base, East Midlands.

Expanding on its network of scheduled destinations from East Midlands, which started in August of this year, the new flights to Malta offer customers another choice of summer sun destination. Flights will operate twice a week starting on 7 May and go on sale on Friday 16 November.

Commenting on the new route, 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, Malta Airport's Chief Executive Officer commented, "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."

Josef Formosa Gauci, Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) CEO, welcomed Monarch's first scheduled service to Malta thereby widening the Mediterranean islands' access to and from the UK. He commented, "As soon as MTA received indications that there was going to be a gap in the market at East Midlands it collaborated with Malta Airport to find an alternative operator from this route. MTA is sure that Monarch will find this to be another successful operation."

About Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines is a division of The Monarch Group, a leading UK-based travel Group which also comprises Monarch Aircraft Engineering and the tour operating and holiday companies Cosmos Holidays, Avro and The Group has a turnover of approximately £1 billion, offers airline capacity of over 8 million sector seats, has tour operating passenger volumes of some 850,000 customers, and employs 3,000 staff.

Monarch Airlines is a leading UK-based scheduled leisure airline operating from 6 bases in the UK - London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford and London Luton, where it is headquartered. Monarch Airlines operates flights to holiday destinations principally around the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands and to ski destinations in winter - including destinations in Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Madeira, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. All Monarch customers are allocated a seat at check-in but for those wishing to select where in the cabin they sit, seats can be pre-booked and for customers looking for added comfort, extra legroom seats are also available offering up to six inches of extra space. Monarch aims to provide choice, value and superior customer care.

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