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May 20 2013 / Behind the Scenes

Monarch aircraft G-OZBZ gets a fresh new look

Monarch Airlines aircraft G-OZBZ during repaint - masking

Ever wondered what it takes to paint an aircraft? We take a look behind the scenes as Monarch aircraft G-OZBZ is given a fresh new look before it enters into service in the Monarch fleet. The story in numbers: • Monarch aircraft model A321 – registration G-OZBZ • 9 days to paint the aircraft fuselage & fin • 10 […]

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Give us an M!

Leeds students make a Spotty M to celebrate Monarch launch at Leeds Bradford Airport

To celebrate the start of summer departures from our newest base, a group of Leeds City College & The Aviation Academy students created a giant Monarch spotty M outside Leeds Bradford Airport yesterday. More than 40 students, accompanied by staff from the faculty, were on hand to help mark the occasion. The summer programme of flying includes flights to […]

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Brand new A320 joins Monarch fleet

Monarch's new A320 registration G-ZBAA. The aircraft will be based at Leeds Bradford International Airport

Exciting news! We’re proud to announce we took delivery of a new addition to the fleet yesterday, an Airbus A320. Monarch is the first UK airline to operate aircraft fitted with Airbus Sharklets. Sharklets are enhancements to the wingtip which help to save fuel, increase performance, lower carbon emissions and improve payload by up to 450kg. The Sharklets cut down […]

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Flying high – the most extravagant private jets

The Lisa Marie, Elvis Presley's Private Jet

Ah, Graceland! The stately mansion of poor-boy-made-good Elvis Presley was once a byword for star-studded excess. I love to peek at how the other half live, so when I recently found myself in Memphis, Tennessee, I just had to visit Graceland. I arrived expecting big things, but left realising that the extravagances of the Presleys pale in comparison with […]

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Mar 12 2012 / Behind the Scenes

A big day out for aviation enthusiasts

Enthusiasts' Day aircraft

Toby Hillier, organiser for our Monarch Aviation Enthusiasts’ Days, takes us through his experience of our latest trip. “The third in our series of Enthusiasts’ Days was a truly special experience. A group of keen aviation buffs and Monarch team members were privileged to be the first visitors welcomed to the Airbus A350 wing plant in Broughton for an exclusive peek behind the scenes, […]

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Monarch-Airbus UK enthusiasts’ day trip on sale now!

Monarch aircraft in hangar

You’ve been waiting with bated breath. You’ve commented on our blog, sent us tweets and left posts on our Facebook page… let alone the countless emails you’ve sent us! So it is with great pleasure that we’re finally we’re able to make the announcement you’ve been waiting so excitedly and patiently for. The next Monarch Enthusiasts’ Day will begin […]

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Enthusiasts’ Day huge success, despite the snow!

Instruments in Monarch aircraft G-EOMA cockpit

Gatwick at 8am, the airport was a colourful blur of yellow flashing lights and bright yellow vehicles fitted with every kind of brush, sponge or sucker imaginable. Watching them racing around the aprons and taxiways, spray flying everywhere, sleet pattering down on windows, I started to get genuinely concerned about the viability of our second Enthusiasts’ Day trip to […]

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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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