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.

Monarch route launch Barcelona-Gatwick
The flights, which start from £36 one way including all taxes and charges (£57 return), are available to book now. Customers who book by the end of November can also take a hold bag for free.

Monarch cabin crew with customers at LGW

To celebrate the launch at Gatwick Airport and give the event a bit of Spanish flair, members of Monarch’s Spanish cabin crew decked themselves out in glamorous dresses and offered glasses of Cava and typically Spanish sweet treats to passengers on the inaugural flight. Customers on our inbound and outbound flight also enjoyed a complimentary glass of Cava and sweets onboard.

Monarch customers raising a toast to the new Barcelona-Gatwick route

Commercial director Jochen Schnadt attended the event and presented a celebratory cake to Gatwick Airport to thank the team for their support, while thanks must also go to Catalan Tourist Board for kindly assisting with the launch.

Gatwick chief commercial officer and Monarch commercial director

Commenting on the launch of this new route, our managing director Kevin George said, “Barcelona is one of the UK’s most popular short break destinations and we are delighted to be adding this to our route network from London Gatwick in addition to our existing flights from Manchester.

Monarch cabin crew in traditional Spanish dress & uniform

“Barcelona attracts a broad mix of visitors for business, city breaks and leisure and we have been delighted by our customers’ reaction to the new service and the demand for the route. In addition to the frequency of flights, customers travelling on the route will benefit from Monarch’s fantastic value fares and innovative ‘build your own class’ service, which offers the ability to tailor the flight package to their exact requirements including extra legroom seating and pre-ordered meals.”

Customer presented with complimentary drink

Flights between Gatwick and Barcelona operate daily at the moment, with the frequency increasing to 11 flights per week from 30 October. The new route brings the total number of scheduled destinations we serve from Gatwick up to 13.

Monarch also offer flights to Barcelona from Manchester and Manchester to Barcelona.

Do you love Barcelona? Are you looking for city break ideas? Got an idea for a new route? We’d love to see your comments below.



  1. Hey! Congratulations on the new route! I wish Monarch would create a base at my local airport in Newcastle so it would save my driving down south to fly with them.

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