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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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Oct 21 2011 / Behind the Scenes

Toby hears “the voice of God” on Monarch Enthusiasts’ Day

Monarch aircraft at Gibraltar Airport

Toby Hillier, a Monarch employee and aviation enthusiast, guides us through last Friday’s inaugural Enthusiasts’ Day. Ten to six on a chilly Luton morning, and as I turned in to Prospect Way, the silhouettes of several aviation enthusiasts could be made out against the backdrop of Monarch Airlines’ main reception. These sixteen hardy travellers, arriving from all over the […]

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Makeover for Monarch aircraft G-OZBT

Monarch G-OZBT right side exterior

It’s not every day an aircraft is treated to a makeover, but this week a Monarch A321-231 plane was given a sparkling new treatment inside and out. Shiny new decals have been applied to the exterior, while the interior has been freshened up, with new head rest covers and fun new window shades. Following instructions on a highly detailed […]

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Monarch staff take the biscuit for Macmillan coffee morning

Macmillan coffee morning

It’s a well known fact here at Monarch that our staff love to eat (well, don’t we all!). That’s part of the reason why our annual Macmillan coffee mornings are so successful. Each year teams from each of our bases go all out to bake dozens of cakes, biscuits and home-made fudge, raising funds to help Macmillan support the […]

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Aviation enthusiasts, plane spotters & avgeeks – we want you!

Monarch aircraft at Gibraltar Airport

Some people call themselves aviation enthusiasts… others are plane spotters… many are ‘avgeeks’… and here at Monarch, we love you all. If you share our passion for all things related to commercial aircraft, airline operations, aircraft engineering or even airports, we’re inviting you to join us for the day trip of a lifetime. On Friday 14 October, we’ll be […]

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Hello world, the Monarch blog is lifting off!

Monarch aircraft

 Welcome to the Monarch blog! Thanks for joining us, it’s a great to have you here. We hope that you will find the blog a very useful, informative and entertaining way to keep in touch with us. It’s going to be packed full of useful travel tips and news you can use, with regular destination features, glimpses behind-the-scenes here, new route launches and […]

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Plane food, not plain food – our menu is all about you!

Spiced vegetable tagine with lemon and mint cous cous - vegetarian dinner on outbound flights, Monarch Airlines

If you’re anything like me, you spend an awful lot of time during your holiday thinking about food. It’s sort of an obsession – should I go for a la carte or al fresco, will I dare to try some crazy local delicacies, is it OK to spend half my budget at restaurants… food is constantly on my mind! But is […]

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