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Monarch Airlines cancels Dreamliner order

8 September 2011

Monarch Airlines‘ parent company The Monarch Group has cancelled its order for the much anticipated Boeing ‘Dreamliners’. It had ordered six but after a number of rumours circulating recently, it has confirmed it won’t be buying them.

Monarch told the press in June that it would focus on expanding its short-haul network.

A spokesperson confirmed: “‘Monarch Airlines will see further expansion into new UK bases and new routes from 2012, whilst remaining dedicated to supporting its long standing tour operator partner needs. Further consideration will be given to developing and strengthening its long-haul options in the future.’”


Monarch scraps debit card surcharges

1 June 2011

Monarch Airlines has scrapped debit card surcharges in a bid to win business from budget rivals like Ryanair and Easyjet.

The British-based airline, which is currently undergoing a major rebrand, said there was ”no justification” for advertising one price and then stinging customers with hidden charges when they come to pay for their flights.

Monarch said it would no longer be charging extra for any bookings made  with debit cards, but that credit card payments would still incur a flat  fee of £10 per booking. However, the airline claims to be in  negotiations with credit card companies to reduce that fee further.


Low cost flights from the UK to Cyprus

24 March 2008

Monarch have this week announced the introduction of new low cost air fares for economy flights from London to Larnaca for 2007.

The award winning airline which was recently named as Leisure Airline of the Year, will introduce this service from March 2007.

source: Principal International

Monarch bids to distance itself from low-cost rivals

11 January 2008

Monarch, the low-cost airline, is repositioning as the “‘low fare airline that cares'” in a bid to distance itself from rivals easyJet and Ryanair.

The changes follow the interim appointment of Milton Bayer to the airline’s £5m advertising business.

Milton Bayer has developed a press and outdoor campaign, with the strapline “‘The low fare airline that cares'”. It will run in key areas near Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester airports.

source: Marketingweek

Monarch bumps up Christmas flight offer

31 October 2007

Low-fares airline flyMonarch will be increasing services on 18 of its routes over the Christmas and New Year period, with service changes taking effect between December 22 and January 2.

The airline says the move, which involve flights to Malaga, Tenerife, Lanzarote and others, are in response to “‘staggering'” customer demand.

Passengers flying from Luton will be offered more flights to Alicante, Gibraltar, Tenerife and Malaga, while Manchester fliers will be able to pick from Faro, Malaga and Tenerife.

source: Luton Today

Monarch becomes first UK airline to accept PayPal

23 October 2007

Budget airline Fly Monarch, best known for flying hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers off to Spain and other popular European holiday destinations, has announced that it is adding PayPal to its accepted payment methods.

The first airline in the UK to do so, Fly Monarch joins US airlines including US Airways, Southwest and Northwest Airlines in accepting PayPal as a payment method alongside credit and debit cards.

source: ITpro

Monarch to introduce new baggage charges

21 September 2007

From this week low fares airline, will be introducing a new baggage charge scheme for all hold baggage checked in on its scheduled flights. In line with other UK low fares airlines, will be implementing a charge for each bag that is checked in on flights departing after 01 November 2007.

Bags will be charged at £3.99 / €5.99 / CY£3.99 per bag*, per one way flight if pre-booked online, offering a £6 saving against passengers paying at the airport, where a charge of £10 / €16 / CY£10 per bag, per one way flight will apply. Hold baggage can also be pre-booked via the Call Centre where bags will be charged at £8 / €12 / CY£8 per bag per one way flight.

source: Easier

Jet off to Ibiza

30 May 2007

From May 24, 2007, Monarch will launch up to five scheduled flights a week to Ibiza from London Gatwick. Fares, including taxes, start from just £38.99 one way (£63.50 return).

source: This is Local London