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Monarch celebrates new flights to Malta from East Midlands

Couple from East Midlands celebrates 40th anniversary in Malta flying with Monarch

You never know where you’ll find romance… but this week Monarch staff at East Midlands Airport discovered a love story dating back four decades. Nottingham couple Janet and Henry Pavier first visited Malta for their honeymoon 40 years ago. To celebrate their Ruby wedding anniversary in style, the couple have returned to the island on Monarch’s inaugural flight to […]

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How adorable are our mini cabin crew?

Monarch Airlines mini cabin crew Leeds Airport

How adorable are our mini cabin crew? Ridiculously cute brother and sister Lewis (8), and Kessia (5) helped us launch our new summer flights from Leeds Bradford yesterday. We already offer flights to Faro, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Majorca and Tenerife from Leeds. New routes to Antalya, Barcelona, Bodrum, Heraklion, Menorca and Rome will launch over the coming few weeks. For […]

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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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Dec 24 2012 / Topical

It’s been swell, 2012 – now bring on 2013!

Olympics Opening Ceremony

It’s hard leaving 2012 behind, in all its Olympic glory and Jubilee glitter. It was a giddy ride, but its ending could easily double down on our inevitable January blues. As ever, we’ll be cold, cash-strapped and crying out for just a little something to lift us out of our seasonal slump. But perhaps the best tonic is to […]

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Why is Monarch using wet leased aircraft?

Boeing 737 final approach

As you may have seen in press articles and in our advertising, Monarch is expanding quickly this year to offer a greater range of flights for you to choose from. While we are introducing new services, we are temporarily using aircraft operated by other airlines. One of the regulations we have to meet in these circumstances is that the […]

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Monarch launches inaugural flight from East Midlands Airport

Monarch aircraft takes off from East Midlands Airport

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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Italy in 3D takes over the runway at Gatwick

Monarch Italy 3D Artwork London Gatwick Airport

To celebrate the launch of our eight new flights to Italy, a host of Roman gladiators, Veronese opera singers and Venetian gondolas surprised passengers at London Gatwick Airport as a huge 1,000 square feet 3D artwork took over the runway. The new destinations, which launched this week, include the beautiful and historic Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Venice and Verona. […]

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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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12 things to feel good about in 2012

Happy Hour

Christmas decs come down today from trees and ceilings today (or perhaps they should have done yesterday!)… and with them our mood seems to also hit the floor. What is it about January that makes us feel so grim? Is it the outrageous Christmas credit card bill, the crappy weather or that officially sensible but ultimately depressing decision to […]

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Nov 10 2011 / Competitions // Destinations

Walk like an Egyptian photo competition!

Walk like an Egyptian - Monarch Facebook photo competition

To celebrate the launch of our new scheduled route to the popular Egyptian resort Sharm el Sheikh, we’re giving you the chance to win free flights! The new scheduled flights, which are now available to book on our website, will operate three times per week from London Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh and four times per week from Manchester to […]

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