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Italy in 3D takes over the runway at Gatwick

Monarch Italy 3D Artwork London Gatwick Airport

To celebrate the launch of our eight new flights to Italy, a host of Roman gladiators, Veronese opera singers and Venetian gondolas surprised passengers at London Gatwick Airport as a huge 1,000 square feet 3D artwork took over the runway. The new destinations, which launched this week, include the beautiful and historic Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Venice and Verona. […]

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More flight flexibility, less pocket pain – introducing MFlex

MFlex - plan B

As Robert Burns once said, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The boss has asked you to attend an important overseas meeting and defer your long weekend away. A sudden expense has drained your holiday budget. It could be one of hundreds of unexpected things that seem sent to try you. We know it’s frustrating when […]

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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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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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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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Monarch sponsors Northampton Saints rugby team

Northampton Saints rugby team members with Monarch cabin crew

We are delighted to announce an initial one-season partnership with Northampton Saints Rugby Club as we join the club’s group of Elite Sponsors and support them in their quest for glory this season. This morning the team boarded a special chartered Monarch flight to Shannon, where they’ll be playing Munster in the Heineken Cup – here’s part of the […]

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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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