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Dec 20 2013 / Behind the Scenes

Birmingham Hangar Opening – Celebratory Flypast

Monarch fly past at BHX Hangar opening

After much anticipation and excitement, Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) announced the official opening of the Birmingham hangar Opening on time and on budget, the fantastic state-of-the-art facility was given a formal ceremony that matched it in brilliance. As a Monarch celebration on this scale wouldn’t be complete without a fly past, MAEL Managing Director Mick Adams and his team […]

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Sep 13 2013 / Special Offers

A Place in the Sun Live – Get your free e-ticket here!

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Monarch offer cheap flights to some of the biggest and best overseas property hotspots in Mainland Spain, the Balearic and Canary Islands, Portugal, Gibraltar, Cyprus and Turkey. A key ingredient for successful overseas property ownership is ensuring a plentiful supply of low cost flights to your destination, so pick your Monarch destination and make this guide your first step […]

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Midlanders, look out for the Monarch Ice Cream Van!

Monarch Ice Cream Van

If you live in the Birmingham and Midlands area, keep an eye out for the Monarch ice cream van! Starting Saturday 29 June, we’ll be visiting a variety of leisure centres, supermarkets and other key shopping areas to give away yummy soft-serve ice creams for three weekends over two weeks. Look out for the van, complete a competition form […]

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Mar 26 2013 / Latest News

And the golden ticket goes to…

Monarch Airlines Gibraltar Birmingham route launch

As part of our mission to make flying fun again, three lucky people were greeted at check-in for the first Birmingham-Gibraltar flight on Saturday with a glass of champagne and a free flight voucher! Wendy, Jim and Sheila Palmer, were the first passengers to book on to the new flight to Gibraltar, which will operate three times a week. […]

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Which new route reigned victorious in Facebook face off?

Venice - new route competition winner on Monarch's Facebook page

If you’re a friend of ours on Facebook, you may have been one of the thousands of people who entered a competition pitting our exciting new routes against each other in a public vote, to celebrate our expansion into the Mediterranean this summer. Voters were automatically entered into a prize draw to win free flights to the destination that won the […]

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New routes including great city destinations on sale now!

Dubrovnik - a new flight route for Monarch Airlines

Whether you need a short, action-packed city break or a warm, blissed-out holiday, the destinations around the Mediterranean are hard to beat. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of 14 new routes across Italy, Croatia and Greece for summer 2012. Blessed with sun-drenched beaches, dynamic cities, delicious cuisine and fascinating culture, there is a destination to […]

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Makeover for Monarch aircraft G-OZBT

Monarch G-OZBT right side exterior

It’s not every day an aircraft is treated to a makeover, but this week a Monarch A321-231 plane was given a sparkling new treatment inside and out. Shiny new decals have been applied to the exterior, while the interior has been freshened up, with new head rest covers and fun new window shades. Following instructions on a highly detailed […]

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Monarch staff take the biscuit for Macmillan coffee morning

Macmillan coffee morning

It’s a well known fact here at Monarch that our staff love to eat (well, don’t we all!). That’s part of the reason why our annual Macmillan coffee mornings are so successful. Each year teams from each of our bases go all out to bake dozens of cakes, biscuits and home-made fudge, raising funds to help Macmillan support the […]

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