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Video: Getting Passengers the Mood for Verona at Gatwick Check-in

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Never mind Gangnam style… we surprised unsuspecting passengers checking in for our inaugural Verona flight at Gatwick Airport yesterday, opera style! Soprano, Alison Langer and Mezzo, Bethan Langford, both students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, were on hand to get passengers in the mood for their trip to the opera loving destination, by singing a variety of […]

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How adorable are our mini cabin crew?

Monarch Airlines mini cabin crew Leeds Airport

How adorable are our mini cabin crew? Ridiculously cute brother and sister Lewis (8), and Kessia (5) helped us launch our new summer flights from Leeds Bradford yesterday. We already offer flights to Faro, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Majorca and Tenerife from Leeds. New routes to Antalya, Barcelona, Bodrum, Heraklion, Menorca and Rome will launch over the coming few weeks. For […]

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Download our new smartphone app!

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Great news if you’ve got an iPhone, iPad or Google Android smartphone! You can now download Monarch’s brand new mobile app designed to make your travelling experience even more enjoyable – all part of our mission to make flying fun again. The app is free of charge and you can download the Monarch app now from the Apple Store, for iPhones and iPads, and from […]

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Give us an M!

Leeds students make a Spotty M to celebrate Monarch launch at Leeds Bradford Airport

To celebrate the start of summer departures from our newest base, a group of Leeds City College & The Aviation Academy students created a giant Monarch spotty M outside Leeds Bradford Airport yesterday. More than 40 students, accompanied by staff from the faculty, were on hand to help mark the occasion. The summer programme of flying includes flights to […]

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Mar 26 2013 / Latest News

And the golden ticket goes to…

Monarch Airlines Gibraltar Birmingham route launch

As part of our mission to make flying fun again, three lucky people were greeted at check-in for the first Birmingham-Gibraltar flight on Saturday with a glass of champagne and a free flight voucher! Wendy, Jim and Sheila Palmer, were the first passengers to book on to the new flight to Gibraltar, which will operate three times a week. […]

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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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Oct 10 2012 / Latest News

Monarch launches iPhone optimised website

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Hands up who’s got an iPhone? Booking a Monarch flight will now be much easier for you, with the launch of a new mobile website designed specifically for the popular Apple device. We have prioritised our iPhone customer base as this has grown by 150% year on year and now makes up the vast majority of Monarch’s mobile traffic. There’s no […]

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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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