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The latest news, travel tips and behind-the-scenes action from Monarch Airlines

Aug 11 2014 / Destinations

Monarch’s destination insider tips guide

Tips map from Monarch

Not sure which destination to choose this summer? Or perhaps you’ve already decided but have no idea what to see? Well, we can help you out. Introducing the new Monarch Destination Tips – an interactive map that’s packed with insider secrets on where to go, what to do and where to stay. We’ve gone straight to the experts – […]

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August Bank Holiday flying tips

Where do Monarch fly to? Which destinations?

August Bank Holiday is a popular time to get away for a long weekend at the beach or visit a fabulous city, catch up wth friends and family and enjoy some real sunshine abroad. There’ll be more than 125,000 passenger journeys booked to fly on 679 flights this weekend. Due to the popularity of our bank holiday flights, all […]

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Aug 21 2014 / Your Photos

Video: Huge surprise at Gatwick Airport for 8 year-old Ethan

Ethan story - family photo onboard Monarch aircraft

Monarch customers and staff have been brought to tears by a very touching video posted on the airline’s official Facebook page. Filmed by Monarch holidaymaker Claire Day, the video tells the story of how her partner Gary May gave his eight year-old son Ethan the surprise of his life at Gatwick Airport. Post by Monarch. Gary, 41 is a public […]

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Aug 20 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Here’s some insider knowledge about our new inflight entertainment MPlayer

iPhone Screen Shot using MPlayer

Did you join our Mobile Manager John & Social Media Executive Hannah for a live chat yesterday? In case you missed it, here’s all the expert answers.

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Aug 19 2014 / Destinations

Photography Day: Showcasing your holiday snaps


Today, 19th August, marks Photography Day. So, we thought what better way to celebrate than to showcase some of your photos you’ve taken whilst on holiday. Here’s a selection of our favourites from the “Snap Happy” competition which features in Passport, our on board magazine. The warm colours, beautiful canals and the famous Gondolas have been caught on camera by Elle-Rose […]

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Aug 19 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Tuesday Tips: Discover the secrets of the deep

Turtle swimming in waters of Tenerife

Want to explore the deep blue sea and spot the world’s most amazing creatures? Luckily, you don’t have to travel to the Great barrier reef in order to see them! There’s some amazing marine life just a  short flight away, and seeing these creatures in their natural habitat really is something that shouldn’t be missed. Turtles in Tenerife You might […]

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Aug 18 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Questions about MPlayer? Join us tomorrow and ask the experts!

MPlayer inflight entertainment

Join our Mobile Manager John & Social Media Executive Hannah for a LIVE TWITTER CHAT about our new inflight entertainment MPlayer.  Here at Monarch we’ve been learning lots about our customers and listening to feedback. Moving with our customer needs we’ve seen that most customers bring their own device with content that they’d love to watch onboard. So we’ve designed […]

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Aug 16 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Get switched on: Power saving tips for savvy travellers


There’s nothing worse than settling in for your flight, finding your favourite playlist and then seeing the dreaded drained battery icon blinking red at you. And now with airport security asking passengers to switch on all electronic devices before boarding, it’s never been more important to stay fully charged. Recent changes in airport security mean that some travellers may be […]

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Aug 15 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

What makes the perfect holiday? We asked, you told us!

Cocktails by the pool

What makes the perfect holiday? We asked, you told us! The perfect holiday starts with a four-and-a half hour flight, lasts 11 days and includes reading Game of Thrones and sipping a cold pint of beer by the pool, a study revealed yesterday. Who would have thought it?

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Aug 15 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Photo Friday: Agadir – tree climbing goats and beautiful beaches!

Atlas mountains

If you fancy a break that makes you feel like you’re a million miles away from the UK, then Agadir is the destination for you. It boasts warm weather, sun-soaked beaches and a scenic mountain range, as well as a rich local culture and out-of-this-world food. Here’s a peek at the best bits of this Moroccan marvel: The Atlas Mountains […]

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Aug 14 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Interview: How complex is setting up a flights schedule?

Where do Monarch fly to? Which destinations?

My name is Hannah and I work in the social media team for Monarch. We have had a few questions about how Monarch put together a flight schedule and why we have delayed the schedule for our Summer 15 flights. So, I’ve gone straight to the man who knows, our Commercial Revenue & Network Manager – Marjan Schöke to […]

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