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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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