Half-term getaway

In response to huge demand that is being seen for flights to and from Spain and the Spanish Islands, award-winning low fares airline Monarch has added additional flights to Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife this October half term.

On 22 and 29 October 2010 Monarch will be operating additional flights between Luton and Alicante and Tenerife, with an extra flight between Manchester and Malaga operating on 28 October 2010. These additional flights will add an extra 2,000 seats in to the market during this key travel period and will enable Monarch customers to take full advantage of getting away this October half term.

The new flights are available to book now via www.monarch.co.uk with fares starting from just £31.99 one way including taxes and charges.

Commenting on the additional flights this October half term, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Tim Jeans said, “We have seen huge demand for flights to Spain and the Canary Islands this summer, with record breaking passenger and load factors recorded over the past few months. This demand has continued in to October and these additional services are in direct response to this. Our customers continue to choose our low fares and high quality service and these additional seats provide an even greater choice of low fare flights for those that haven’t yet booked their October get-away.”

Monarch operates scheduled flights from Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester to a number of destinations throughout Mainland Spain, the Balearic and Canary Islands, Portugal, Gibraltar, Cyprus and Turkey. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals that can be pre-booked or purchased onboard with prices from £3.00. Seats can be pre-booked from £7.50 per one-way flight to avoid the last minute free-for-all experienced on some other airlines, or from only £15, extra-legroom seats are available, which offer up to six inches of extra space.

Passengers travelling on scheduled flights can also avoid the queues at the airport and take advantage of online check-in, which is available between 18 days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.

Additional Monarch flights will operate as follows:

Friday 22 and Friday 29 October
Luton – Alicante, departs 07:30, arrives 11:35/ Alicante – Luton departs 12:35, arrives 14:00
Luton – Tenerife, departs 15:00, arrives 19:25/ Tenerife – Luton, departs 20:25, arrives 00:35

Thursday 28 October
Manchester – Malaga, departs 07:10, arrives 11:20/ Malaga – Manchester departs 12:20, arrives 14:10


For summer 2011 Monarch will operate a huge range of flights from Mainland Spain, the Balearic and Canary Islands and Gibraltar to the UK gateways of Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports.

Monarch’s summer 2011 programme includes:

Alicante – Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester
Almeria – Birmingham and Manchester
Fuerteventura – Birmingham and Manchester
Gibraltar – Luton and Manchester
Gran Canaria – Birmingham and Manchester
Ibiza – Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester
Lanzarote – Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester
Majorca – Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester
Malaga – Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester
Menorca – Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester
Tenerife – Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester