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Top 5 destinations for a break with kids

Malaga Spain watersports with the kids

The Easter Holidays are a great opportunity to take the whole family away for a well-deserved break. But how do you find some holiday sun without travelling halfway across the globe with kids in tow? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to book. Luckily, there are some great European destinations just a short flight away from the UK, with plenty […]

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Which new route reigned victorious in Facebook face off?

Venice - new route competition winner on Monarch's Facebook page

If you’re a friend of ours on Facebook, you may have been one of the thousands of people who entered a competition pitting our exciting new routes against each other in a public vote, to celebrate our expansion into the Mediterranean this summer. Voters were automatically entered into a prize draw to win free flights to the destination that won the […]

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12 things to feel good about in 2012

Happy Hour

Christmas decs come down today from trees and ceilings today (or perhaps they should have done yesterday!)… and with them our mood seems to also hit the floor. What is it about January that makes us feel so grim? Is it the outrageous Christmas credit card bill, the crappy weather or that officially sensible but ultimately depressing decision to […]

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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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Nov 10 2011 / Competitions // Destinations

Walk like an Egyptian photo competition!

Walk like an Egyptian - Monarch Facebook photo competition

To celebrate the launch of our new scheduled route to the popular Egyptian resort Sharm el Sheikh, we’re giving you the chance to win free flights! The new scheduled flights, which are now available to book on our website, will operate three times per week from London Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh and four times per week from Manchester to […]

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New routes including great city destinations on sale now!

Dubrovnik - a new flight route for Monarch Airlines

Whether you need a short, action-packed city break or a warm, blissed-out holiday, the destinations around the Mediterranean are hard to beat. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of 14 new routes across Italy, Croatia and Greece for summer 2012. Blessed with sun-drenched beaches, dynamic cities, delicious cuisine and fascinating culture, there is a destination to […]

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New flight to Barcelona takes to the skies from London

Monarch route launch Barcelona-Gatwick

If you’re considering taking a city break this winter, you need look no further than Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Monarch’s new flights to Barcelona from Gatwick has taken to the skies, linking London with one of Spain’s most culturally exciting cities. The flights, which start from £36 one way including all taxes and charges (£57 return), are available to […]

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Oct 21 2011 / Destinations // Latest News

Which destination offers the best value for half-term holidays?

Costa del Sol, Spain

Need a last minute half-term holiday bargain? Visit our holidays site for offers. If you’re looking for a last-minute half-term trip but you’re on a bit of a budget, a family holiday to Spain will be easiest on your wallet, according to the latest research by the Post Office. The “Half Term Holiday Costs Barometer” puts holidays to Costa del […]

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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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