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Need to defend your knees? Try our non-reclining seats

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According to stories on the BBC and Daily Mail websites this week, Knee Defenders™ are apparently a new must-have travel accessory to keep ‘recliners’ at bay. Whilst other airlines are now banning the controversial gadgets, we have a simpler solution – knee-free, non-reclining aircraft seats. The ergonomic seats launched in May this year in response to customer feedback; reclining seats were deemed […]

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Aug 1 2014 / Latest News

All flight long! Coming to a plane near you… MPlayer our new inflight entertainment system

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Sometimes flights go really quickly. You’re absorbed in a good book, distracted by a chatty neighbour or drift off to sleep and then suddenly you’re preparing for landing. But if we’re honest, there are those flights which seem to drag. Monarch have come up with a great solution to keep you entertained onboard – it’s called MPlayer.

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Bubbly to celebrate 25 years with Macmillan Cancer Support

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We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary of closely working with Macmillan Cancer Support with champagne and bubbly especially after hitting the £4 million mark! 

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Jun 19 2014 / Latest News

Have you downloaded the updated Monarch app?

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We’ve launched a refreshed version of our Monarch App with new and improved features. Now you can search for existing bookings or even book new flights “on-the-go”, check live departure and arrival times and even see the weather forecast!

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Celebrating 25 years of service of the A300-605R

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In what will be an emotional day for many of us at Monarch Airlines, our last Airbus A300 will be given a fond farewell on Sunday 13 April, with a final commercial flight from London Gatwick Airport to Birmingham Airport. Weather permitting, the flight will incorporate a 1,000 foot flyby at Manchester Airport, straight down runway 5L/23R. In a […]

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Monarch staff training for Olympics-inspired customer service

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We’re excited to announce we’re rolling out WorldHost training – the programme that thousands of volunteers and staff underwent for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics. The course will be delivered across The Monarch Group, with tailored programmes for differing roles – from cabin crew to call centre staff, resort representatives to aircraft engineers. Every member of The […]

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Strong passenger numbers for first anniversary of Monarch’s East Midlands base

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It’s our one-year anniversary at East Midlands Airport! That’s right, 12 wonderful months carrying 358,477 passengers to popular summer destinations, surpassing our forecasted passenger figures by a fantastic 15%. East Midlanders love the sun, with Faro being the established favourite destination, though flights to Malaga and Palma have also done well since they launched in August 2012.. Other destinations were […]

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Aug 23 2013 / Competitions // Latest News // Survey

Surprising results in the Monarch suitcase survey

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Monarch has been taking a closer look into our customers’ suitcases to find out what holidaymakers can’t bear to leave at home. The results are very interesting to say the least! In our recent survey, answered by more than 1360 people, more than 12% of respondents revealed that they can’t leave home without their gadgets – phones, tablets and […]

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Midlanders, look out for the Monarch Ice Cream Van!

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If you live in the Birmingham and Midlands area, keep an eye out for the Monarch ice cream van! Starting Saturday 29 June, we’ll be visiting a variety of leisure centres, supermarkets and other key shopping areas to give away yummy soft-serve ice creams for three weekends over two weeks. Look out for the van, complete a competition form […]

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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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