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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 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 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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Aug 4 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Air rage – how Monarch is reducing alcohol-fuelled incidents

Jane Goodchild, Cabin Crew Base Manager, LGW, is in the spotlight this week.

Air rage – how Monarch is reducing alcohol-fuelled incidents’ Our Cabin Crew Regional Manager for Gatwick, Jane Goodchild explains that customer comfort, enjoyment and of course safety are at the top of her list when it comes to flying.  “Of course, we want people to enjoy their holiday but the strong message is that we want all our customers to have an […]

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Jul 8 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Happy 75th Birthday to Birmingham Airport!

Monarch Airlines inflight service 1968

As Birmingham International Airport celebrates its 75th birthday today, a very impressive milestone, we’d like congratulate our colleagues for their success and take a look back at our long friendship. We’ve been flying from Birmingham International Airport since we were founded, back in 1968 – some 46 years! In the mid-90s, we based an aircraft there to service our chartered operations. In […]

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Jun 11 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Tunisian Travels


  I was recently lucky enough to get on one of the first flights to Tunisia from Manchester – one of Monarch’s new routes for summer 2014.  I’ve never been to Tunisia before, but as a fan of that part of the world and North African cuisine I was particularly excited. After an early start in Manchester and a […]

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Celebrating 25 years of service of the A300-605R


In what will be an emotional day for many of us at Monarch Airlines, our last Airbus A300 will be given a fond farewell on Sunday 13 April, with a final commercial flight from London Gatwick Airport to Birmingham Airport. Weather permitting, the flight will incorporate a 1,000 foot flyby at Manchester Airport, straight down runway 5L/23R. In a […]

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Saturday Night Takeaway Plane – Win a trip to Florida!

Saturday Night Takeaway Plane - Monarch prize partner

Did you know? Monarch Airlines is the official TV prize partner for ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’; the prime-time, live Saturday night family entertainment show on ITV. We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the chance to win places on the Takeaway Plane. We have four fabulous prizes up for grabs! Each prize includes flights and accommodation […]

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Mar 7 2014 / Behind the Scenes

The Women of Monarch Airlines

Charlotte Berrigan

We’re lucky to have an amazing team on board (excuse the pun) at the Monarch Group – with more than 3,200 talented and passionate men and women occupying roles as diverse as marketing, administration, tour operations, web development, finance and flight operations.  Almost half of The Monarch Group’s staff are women, including 82 percent of our cabin crew, 5 […]

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Feb 14 2014 / Behind the Scenes

Were you one of our lucky Valentine’s Day travellers?

Valentine's Day complimentary champagne couple

Were you one of 35 lucky couples to receive complimentary champagne and chocolates onboard on Valentine’s Day? Our cabin crew have chosen the couple or person on board each of 35 ex-UK flights that demonstrated genuine kindness, respect and consideration for their travelling companion or fellow passengers. It’s how we like to share the love on Valentine’s Day! If you’re […]

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