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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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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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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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