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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?

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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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Join us for a live chat about baggage on Facebook

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Join our customer services director Charlene Kane for a LIVE Facebook chat about baggage on Monday! Here at Monarch we’re always looking for ways to get to know you better, so we can make improvements to our services that suit your needs.  We’ve learned a lot in the last year by listening to your thoughts on social media and feeding them […]

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Monarch takes Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to new heights

Macmillan & Monarch Airlines World's Highest Coffee Morning

Around 24,000 passengers travelling on-board our 55 flights operating today had the opportunity to take part in Monarch’s World’s Highest Coffee Morning at 38,000ft. This special event was in aid of Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, raising money for this very special charity. Monarch passengers were able to purchase a cup of half price Kenco coffee on-board, with all […]

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Why is Monarch using wet leased aircraft?

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As you may have seen in press articles and in our advertising, Monarch is expanding quickly this year to offer a greater range of flights for you to choose from. While we are introducing new services, we are temporarily using aircraft operated by other airlines. One of the regulations we have to meet in these circumstances is that the […]

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Monarch launches inaugural flight from East Midlands Airport

Monarch aircraft takes off from East Midlands Airport

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our first flights from our new base at East Midlands Airport this morning, taking customers to Palma de Mallorca and Faro in Portugal. These are two of the four new routes to be offered from the new base, along with Malaga and Alicante for the remainder of this summer. For […]

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Inside the expat suitcase

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If you work at customs, you get to look inside other people’s suitcases every day. But for the majority of us, what’s inside our fellow travellers’ suitcases remains a mystery. With the new Monarch TV ad as our inspiration, we thought it the perfect opportunity to snoop inside the nation’s suitcases. Today we’re talking to Candice Hall, a Brit […]

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