Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines

October 19, 2012 06:30 ET

Take Your Skis for Free on Monarch Airlines Flights to Top Ski Destinations for Winter 2012/13

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2012) - Skis can be carried free of charge on Monarch Airlines' new routes to key ski regions for Winter 2012/13, for passengers booking before 31 December. The new routes to Grenoble in France, Innsbruck in Austria and Friedrichshafen and Munich airports in Germany are all famed for their excellent links to resorts covering the Western, Central & Northern Alps as well as the Eastern Alps in France, Switzerland, Bavaria and Austria.

As well free ski carriage, saving £39.98, there are a variety of other offers and add-ons available on a new ski website www.monarch.co.uk/ski together with a host of information, resort guides and regular blogs by number one British woman skier, Chemmy Alcott, brand ambassador for Monarch ski. Chemmy offers information and tips for a perfect skiing holiday and invaluable advice for novices and experienced skiers alike.

More than 100 ski resorts can be reached using the new Monarch routes. Friedrichshafen in Germany is close to St Anton, within two hours of Grenoble in France you will reach the fashionable resort of Val d'Isère, less than 90 minutes from Munich is Söll, a large village with great slopes and après ski and just one hour from Innsbruck in Austria is Mayrhofen, a pretty town in the Ziller valley. Complementing these new services, the airline's existing services to Venice and Verona, which will operate year-round, are ideally placed for access to the Southern Alps and the Dolomites and the established route to Barcelona is only three hours from Andorra.

Of the new routes, Munich has already started with the others launching in the middle of December in time for the peak ski season and running to April 2013, concluding with the Easter holidays. Routes to Munich and Grenoble airport will be further supported with additional flights starting in December from Monarch's new base at Leeds Bradford International Airport. In total there are 36 flights a week to the new destinations from Manchester, Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham and Leeds Bradford airports.

Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines comments: "The launch of these ski routes for winter 2012/13 marks an exciting new era for Monarch. We are targeting a new customer base of skiers looking to fly to Grenoble, Friedrichshafen, Innsbruck and Munich as well as to our existing destinations of Venice, Verona and Barcelona. The network will also be further strengthened by the addition of services from Leeds Bradford International Airport, launching this winter.

He continues, "The introduction of our first scheduled ski programme comes in response to customer demand. More and more people are booking all elements of their ski holidays separately now and at Monarch we can provide them with the facilities to book scheduled flights and enhance their overall holiday experience with our vast range of add-ons and optional choices."

New scheduled ski flights for Winter 2012/13

Gatwick
Friedrichshafen - 14Dec - 4 x weekly
Grenoble - 14Dec - 4 x weekly
Luton
Munich - 21Sep - 4 x weekly
Manchester
Friedrichshafen - 15Dec - 2 x weekly
Grenoble - 15Dec - 3 x weekly
Munich - 21Sep - 4 x weekly
Innsbruck - 13Dec - 3 x weekly
Birmingham
Grenoble - 09Dec - 3 x weekly
Munich - 21Sep - 4 x weekly
Leeds
Grenoble - 15Dec - 3 x weekly
Munich - 14Dec - 2 x weekly

Monarch, the scheduled European leisure airline, operates flights to Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Madeira, Portugal, Spain and Turkey from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. All 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 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. Customers can also take advantage of MFlex, which provides improved flexibility for customers when booking flights on Monarch's scheduled network of flights. For further information or to book Monarch flights please visit www.monarch.co.uk.

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