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May 20 2013 / Behind the Scenes

Monarch aircraft G-OZBZ gets a fresh new look

Monarch Airlines aircraft G-OZBZ during repaint - masking

Ever wondered what it takes to paint an aircraft? We take a look behind the scenes as Monarch aircraft G-OZBZ is given a fresh new look before it enters into service in the Monarch fleet. The story in numbers: • Monarch aircraft model A321 – registration G-OZBZ • 9 days to paint the aircraft fuselage & fin • 10 […]

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Monarch celebrates new flights to Malta from East Midlands

Couple from East Midlands celebrates 40th anniversary in Malta flying with Monarch

You never know where you’ll find romance… but this week Monarch staff at East Midlands Airport discovered a love story dating back four decades. Nottingham couple Janet and Henry Pavier first visited Malta for their honeymoon 40 years ago. To celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary in style, the couple have returned to the island on Monarch’s inaugural flight to […]

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Video: Getting Passengers the Mood for Verona at Gatwick Check-in

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Never mind Gangnam style… we surprised unsuspecting passengers checking in for our inaugural Verona flight at Gatwick Airport yesterday, opera style! Soprano, Alison Langer and Mezzo, Bethan Langford, both students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, were on hand to get passengers in the mood for their trip to the opera loving destination, by singing a variety of […]

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How adorable are our mini cabin crew?

Monarch Airlines mini cabin crew Leeds Airport

How adorable are our mini cabin crew? Ridiculously cute brother and sister Lewis (8), and Kessia (5) helped us launch our new summer flights from Leeds Bradford yesterday. We already offer flights to Faro, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Majorca and Tenerife from Leeds. New routes to Antalya, Barcelona, Bodrum, Heraklion, Menorca and Rome will launch over the coming few weeks. For […]

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Give us an M!

Leeds students make a Spotty M to celebrate Monarch launch at Leeds Bradford Airport

To celebrate the start of summer departures from our newest base, a group of Leeds City College & The Aviation Academy students created a giant Monarch spotty M outside Leeds Bradford Airport yesterday. More than 40 students, accompanied by staff from the faculty, were on hand to help mark the occasion. The summer programme of flying includes flights to […]

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Universities Day 17 April – book your flight & hangar tour now!

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd hangar tour Universities Day

Are you an aviation or engineering student? Would you like to see behind the scenes at Monarch Airlines and Monarch Aircraft Engineering and meet the people that make the UK’s leading leisure airline tick? Well now you can! On Wednesday 17th April, Monarch are hosting our second Universities Event, welcoming air transport, engineering, cabin crew and travel & tourism […]

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New Cabin Crew Uniform Hits the Runway

Monarch Airlines new cabin crew uniform 2013

London Fashion Week may have been and gone but a new runway can be found at 35,000ft where Monarch Cabin Crew are wearing the new Monarch Airlines uniform. Designed and modelled by the airline’s own cabin crew, the new uniform can now be seen on-board all Monarch Airlines flights. What do you think of it? Tell us your thoughts […]

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Monarch Schools’ Competition – enter to win flights for your school!

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Here’s our star pupil, Pixie Davies, introducing the brand new Monarch Schools’ Competition.  If you’re a teacher, or head teacher, click here to enter now and your school could be one of the three to win the day trip of a lifetime! Two hundred children from each school will have exclusive use of a Monarch aircraft with a range […]

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Brand new A320 joins Monarch fleet

Monarch's new A320 registration G-ZBAA. The aircraft will be based at Leeds Bradford International Airport

Exciting news! We’re proud to announce we took delivery of a new addition to the fleet yesterday, an Airbus A320. Monarch is the first UK airline to operate aircraft fitted with Airbus Sharklets. Sharklets are enhancements to the wingtip which help to save fuel, increase performance, lower carbon emissions and improve payload by up to 450kg. The Sharklets cut down […]

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Which famous TV doctor is helping us overcome the winter blues?

Dr Day with ring - Monarch webisode 3 Stormy Love

The winter blues can bring you low… but a good laugh can be really uplifting. That’s what inspired us to create our very own soap opera, following the trials and tribulations of a maverick holiday-prescribing doctor in a not-so-normal doctor’s surgery. The three part webisode series features the fictional character Dr Gideon Day, played by renowned (and rather handsome) […]

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