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September 16, 2011 04:00 ET

Monarch Introduces Flight 'Air Packs'

Saving Customers 20% When Booking Flight Extras

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2011) - Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, has this week introduced Monarch Air Packs enabling customers when booking flights online to book a selection of optional extras and save up to 20% compared to booking each element separately.

Customers will be able to choose between two Monarch Air Packs, a Value Pack and a Comfort Pack, combining extras such as allocated seating and inflight meals and offering savings of over £50 for a family of four on a return flight.

The Monarch Air Packs start from just £10.40 per person per flight and include:

  • Value Pack – pre-allocated seat, delicious inflight meal and online check-in available from £10.40 per person per flight

  • Comfort Pack – extra legroom seating, delicious inflight meal and online check-in available from £14.40 per person per flight

Commenting on the launch of the Monarch Air Packs, Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines said, "Monarch offers a bespoke 'build your own class of travel' enabling customers the ability to tailor their flight package to their exact requirements, providing a greater sense of freedom and personalisation. The introduction of Monarch Air Packs not only allows customers to tailor their flight experience, but also offers even greater value for money compared to booking each element separately.

"We understand that not all customers are looking for the same optional extras when they fly so we have introduced two Monarch Air Packs, one for the budget conscious traveller and one for those looking for extra comfort."

Monarch Air Packs can be reserved when making a flight booking online at www.monarch.co.uk or after a booking has been made via the 'Manage My Bookings' function, when both pre-allocated seats and an inflight meal are purchased during the same transaction.

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

Monarch Air Packs can be reserved online at www.monarch.co.uk only, when an inflight meal and pre-allocated seat or extra legroom seat are purchased in the same transaction, up to 24 hours prior to departure.

The price of Monarch Air Packs varies depending on the route travelled. The Value Pack is available from between £10.40 and £14.40, and the Comfort pack is available from between £14.40 and £27.20, saving 20% when compared to booking each element of the pack separately.

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 www.monarch.co.uk.

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