Monarch Airlines’ asks the nation what advances in air travel they want to see in the next 5-10 years 

(Luton, UK –21 October, 2015) Relaxation areas with dedicated beauty therapists, segregated child seating on planes, on-board nannies, and serve yourself galleys; is this the future of air travel?

Monarch Airlines, the leading scheduled airline to leisure destinations has lifted the lid on what the nation expects, and more importantly would want from advances in air travel over the next five to ten years.

The survey of over 2,000 UK adults, found that 9% of those surveyed would like to see separate relaxation areas on-board. A chance to unwind as you get yourself from ‘A’ to ‘B’ –; 4% envisaged the services of beauty and relaxation therapists on-board too.

A captive audience for advertisers, 46% of those surveyed believe that personalised digital seat panels – complete with individual welcome messages, 3D entertainment and duty-free advertising on-board aircraft will be commonplace over the next few years.

The way to Brits hearts is definitely through their stomachs; with 20% of people wishing to see UK high-street food brands served on-board and 23% envisaging “serve-yourself” style vending machines in the galleys. Dreading the post-blues trudge round the supermarket? Fresh groceries delivered straight to your door when you get home from holiday? – 4% believe this could become a convenient reality in the future.

Even holidaymakers traveling with children weren’t exempt; 30% of people surveyed would like to see segregated child seating areas on planes introduced, with 1% going as far as having on-board nannies available. Gone are the days where going on holiday meant “switching off”; a whopping 77% of people would expect every airline to have full Wi-Fi and internet connectivity on-board in the next five years.

Ian Chambers, Head of Digital and Marketing at Monarch Airlines said: “It was great to get the nation’s creative juices going when it comes to what they want and expect from air travel in the next 5 – 10 years. As a customer-centric airline, feedback such as this is essential. Although some of the suggestions may seem very farfetched now, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some of these implemented on-board aircraft in the future.”

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