Monarch adds five winter routes from Gatwick

Monarch is increasing its offerings from Gatwick with the announcement of five new routes.

The airline will operate flights to Almeria, Gibraltar, Grand Canaria and Kittila in Finland for the 2016-17 winter season and also extend its Gatwick to Lisbon through the winter.

Tickets to these winter destination have already gone on sale.

Monarch announces new Gatwick flights

Monarch is to launch four new destinations from Gatwick this summer:

  • Flights to Almeria will start on 3 May and operate three times per week
  • Weekly flights to Gran Canaria will begin on 5 May
  • Flights to Gibraltar will launch on 1 May, operating four times per week
  • Flights to Lisbon will commence on 3 May 2016 and operate three times per week.

Two new Gatwick ski destinations announced

Monarch has launched two new ski destinations from Gatwick.

For the winter 2015/16 season, Gatwick flights will operate to the new destinations of Geneva and Innsbruck along with flights to Grenoble.

Commenting on the new route from London Gatwick to Geneva, Adrian Tighe, Chief Commercial Officer said, “A welcome addition to Monarch’s ski programme. During the winter months Geneva airport becomes one of the major hubs for skiers travelling to the French Alps. Accessibility to the slopes is less than a two hour flight away from London Gatwick to Geneva airport; making it incredibly convenient for our customers wishing to squeeze in a long ski weekend or short break.”

Flights for next winter are now on sale.

Monarch announces new Gatwick destinations

Monarch Airlines is set to launch three new destinations from Gatwick.

Gatwick flights to Ibiza, Larnaca and Rhodes have all been added to Monarch’s summer schedule from Gatwick.

  • Flights to Ibiza will operate up to six times per week, commencing 1 May 2015
  • Flights to Larnaca will operate twice a week, commencing 23 May 2015
  • Flights to Rhodes will operate once a week, commencing 20 May 2015.

ASL lands Monarch ground-handling contract

Monarch Airlines has announced that Airline Services (ASL) will be responsible for its ground handling at Gatwick.

In August the airline cancelled its Gatwick ground-handling contract with Swissport following delays that saw some passengers wait five hours for their luggage.

Michael Whitfield, Head of Procurement for Monarch Airlines said, “This is a significant change to Monarch’s operations at Gatwick airport and represents our commitment to customer service. ASL have spent an extensive period of time working with Monarch to plan for a successful start to operations. We would like to thank ASL and the LGW airport leadership for the significant contributions made in the planning phase.”

ASL offers ground handling at 11 of the UK’s major airports.

Monarch announces increase in Gatwick flights

Monarch has announced an expansion of its flight network from Gatwick Airport for the summer 2014 season with flights to the following destinations:

  • Agadir – twice-weekly flights will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Enfidha – flights will operate twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays
  • Hurghada – commencing on 2 May 2014, two flights per week will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Nice – the airline will operate a five-times-a-week service, Thursdays to Mondays.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this further expansion of our route network,” Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines said “These new destinations offer a wider range of quality, service and value and I am certain they will become established favourites with our passengers.”

Monarch ups capacity on Gatwick flights this Christmas

Monarch is adding additional flights between Gatwick and Tenerife over the Christmas and New Year period.

The extra flights will operate on 20 December, 27 December and 03 January.

The airline is also making extra seats available on its Gatwick to Lanzarote flights over the same period.