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Jul 16 2012 / Behind the Scenes

Aviation Enthusiasts Trip Report – Milan Malpensa

Enthusiasts Day Malpensa Milan

Always keen to be involved in areas outside Cabin Service, Andrea Cristino jumped at the opportunity to help host Monarch’s recent Enthusiasts’ trip to Milan. This is his trip report. “On the afternoon of 5th July, fully briefed by Toby, I waited at the Gatwick ticket desk to greet the 16 guests who had reserved places from Gatwick. The excitement […]

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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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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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New flight to Barcelona takes to the skies from London

Monarch route launch Barcelona-Gatwick

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. The flights, which start from £36 one way including all taxes and charges (£57 return), are available 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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