Monarch launches iPhone optimised website
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 need to visit the app store though – you’ll be able to search and buy any Monarch scheduled flights via a web browser on your phone. Open Safari and type in our web address, or type ‘Monarch’ into a search engine. The browser will detect you’re using a mobile device and will prompt you to use the optimised site.
As you browse you’ll find the flight search functions you’d find on our desktop site, plus a mobile-optimised seat-map to help you select your seats. There’s a log-in facility which allows personal details, used in previous bookings, to be pre-populated on the booking form, saving you time and keystrokes. You can pay using debit card or PayPal’s mobile payment process, neither of which will incur a booking fee. You can also use a credit card to complete the booking, though a fee applies.
Our popular Airpacks (Essentials and Extras) can be also booked via the new mobile site, saving valuable time during the booking process. There are two Airpacks to choose from, which combine extras such as allocated seating, hold baggage and access to online check-in.
Monarch Managing Director Kevin George is overall very pleased with the look, feel and functionality of the site, which he says will make our iPhone customers’ experience as easy and convenient as possible.
“We know that growing numbers of our customers want the ease of booking from their mobiles. Monarch Airlines has chosen to launch with a mobile website rather than develop a native app to provide existing mobile users of www.monarch.co.uk with a better and more convenient booking experience,” Kevin said today.
Have you tried our iPhone site? What do you think of it? All feedback will be passed straight to our website developers to make improvements.