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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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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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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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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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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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