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Aug 7 2014 / Destinations

5 Great Last Minute Summer Getaways

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This year’s summer getaway is well underway, and although many of us have had our two week sun-and-sand-fest booked since the beginning of the year, some of us haven’t yet got round to booking a summer holiday. Well, fear not if you’re the last minute type. There are still some great last minute deals to be had and we’ve selected […]

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Tuesday Tips: Faro

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A popular choice amongst holidaymakers of all ages, Faro is the perfect destination to explore the very best of the incredible Algarve coast. Nestled in the very southern tip of Portugal, Faro not only has great beaches and a pumping nightlife, but it’s also ideally located for some unforgettable day trips. We asked our two experts at Monarch, Dominic […]

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Jun 20 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Friday Photos: Best Sunsets – The Longest Day of the Year

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Nothing is better after a day of fun on your holidays than watching the sky turn a kaleidoscope of colours as the sun slips out of view. Is there a surer sign that you’re unwinding than sitting and watching the sun go down? But smart travellers know that some places offer more spectacular sunset surroundings than others. Just in […]

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May 22 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

The Monarch Guide to Wine Tasting

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Europe produces some of the best wine in the world, and you can find over half of the world’s vineyards here. To make things easier for you, we’ve selected some of our favourite European wine tasting experiences – from the hills of Montepulciano to the rugged coast of Madeira. Destination: Nice Wines the region is known for: Vin de Pays […]

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Top Three Easter Getaways

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Desperately need of a short break from the daily grind? Check out these three Easter getaway destinations that tick all the boxes for sunshine, fun, and adventure. Far Away in Faro As the southernmost tip of Europe, Faro is the perfect blend of sunshine, history, relaxation and culture. The city has been around since Roman times and has lost […]

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Strong passenger numbers for first anniversary of Monarch’s East Midlands base

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It’s our one-year anniversary at East Midlands Airport! That’s right, 12 wonderful months carrying 358,477 passengers to popular summer destinations, surpassing our forecasted passenger figures by a fantastic 15%. East Midlanders love the sun, with Faro being the established favourite destination, though flights to Malaga and Palma have also done well since they launched in August 2012.. Other destinations were […]

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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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Follow the sun – 2012’s hot destinations

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Let’s face facts. If we Brits want a proper summer in 2012, we’ll have to seek it abroad. That accepted, here’s the tricky bit: choosing a destination in just the right shade of summer for you. While it’s easy to find the world’s highest highs (in Kuwait City and Ahvaz, Iran), 46°C and rising isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. […]

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Monarch launches inaugural flight from East Midlands Airport

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We are pleased to announce that we have launched our first flights from our new base at East Midlands Airport this morning, taking customers to Palma de Mallorca and Faro in Portugal. These are two of the four new routes to be offered from the new base, along with Malaga and Alicante for the remainder of this summer. For […]

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Holiday escapes for families of all shapes

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No two families are the same – and no two holidays are alike, so I’ve put together my own list of great get-away ideas for families of all shapes and sizes. Travelling with little ones A change of scene is life-restoring for parents who’ve been cocooned at home with young children. But remember, your infant or toddler’s first trip […]

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