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Feb 8 2012 / Behind the Scenes

Too Boozed Up To Fly

Glass of whiskey

Well folks summer’s not far away and now’s as good a time as any to start booking your holiday. For me the most important thing when booking my holiday is family friendly flight times, for some it’s the dream of a secluded beach or a bustling city weekend break. Others are attracted to the bright lights of clubbing Meccas, […]

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Monarch-Airbus UK enthusiasts’ day trip on sale now!

Monarch aircraft in hangar

You’ve been waiting with bated breath. You’ve commented on our blog, sent us tweets and left posts on our Facebook page… let alone the countless emails you’ve sent us! So it is with great pleasure that we’re finally we’re able to make the announcement you’ve been waiting so excitedly and patiently for. The next Monarch Enthusiasts’ Day will begin […]

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Enthusiasts’ Day huge success, despite the snow!

Instruments in Monarch aircraft G-EOMA cockpit

Gatwick at 8am, the airport was a colourful blur of yellow flashing lights and bright yellow vehicles fitted with every kind of brush, sponge or sucker imaginable. Watching them racing around the aprons and taxiways, spray flying everywhere, sleet pattering down on windows, I started to get genuinely concerned about the viability of our second Enthusiasts’ Day trip to […]

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Team Rudolf takes to the skies with When you Wish Upon A Star charity

Team Rudolf, at your service!

With reindeer antlers and Rudolf’s famous flashing red noses on, tinsel and snow throughout the cabin and a crew buzzing with excitement, I just knew this was gonna be a flight I’d never forget. This special flight was one of four Monarch has flown this year for ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’. The charity, founded in Nottingham in 1989, […]

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Dec 9 2011 / Behind the Scenes

Fire and smoke training… not a typical day at the office!

Lisa demonstrating evacuations

At 3pm on a Friday afternoon, the alarm goes off and instinctively you know what to do. Leaving your tea half drunk and your PowerPoint presentation open on the desktop, you grab your bag and coat (even though you’re told not to) and head outside to have your head counted by a colleague in an attractive high vis jacket. […]

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Dec 9 2011 / Behind the Scenes

Introducing Lisa: Cabin crew instructor & blogger extraordinare!

Introducing Lisa, our cabin crew instructor and blogger extraordinaire!

Hi, I’m Lisa and I’ll be writing about the world behind the galley curtain every couple of weeks for the next few months. I hope you’ll enjoy my posts! Way back in the 1970’s as a young girl I was fortunate enough to have family holidays abroad. I can still recall the buzz of the airport, the smell and […]

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Hot out of the oven: New improved inflight menu!

Creamy chicken and mushroom casserole with roasted vegetables

For many of us, it’s food that makes the flight. Whether you’re on your way to a well-deserved break in a fabulous sunny destination or bracing yourself for a return to British weather, we understand how important it is that you have something hot, tasty and comforting to tuck into. About this time last year, we reviewed all of […]

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Three tenors celebrate Manchester T2 move & new Italy routes

Tenor Encore singing for Monarch customers at Manchester Airport T2

How many singers does it take to fill a departures terminal with the sound of magnificent Italian opera? Just three, as we discovered yesterday! To celebrate our move from Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 and the launch of our new flights to Italy,  we welcomed customers to our new home with live music performed by three amazing tenors. […]

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Second aviation Enthusiasts’ Day ready to fly!

Tail of a Monarch A330 aircraft

If you missed out on our very popular Enthusiasts’ Day in October, here’s your chance! On 16 December we’ll be offering guests a behind-the-scenes daytrip, including return flights on Monarch Airlines aircraft, ramp tours at airports in Gatwick and Manchester, and a tour of the Monarch Airlines hangars. The new itinerary (as below) has been specially developed based on […]

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Giant spider takes over Luton contact centre

Giant spider drives away Monarch contact centre staff... arachnophobia!

If you’ve called our contact centre over the past few days and spoken to an agent in our Luton office, you’d never have known from their professional and courteous demeanour that secretly, they’re terrified. Why you ask? Because today, they’re being haunted by spooktacular ghouls and ghosts of all descriptions. Not only that, but the entire office has been […]

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