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Monarch adds thousands of seats for Christmas and New Year

4th December 2012 Print

Monarch is adding thousands of seats to its existing flying programme over Christmas and New Year due to a huge rise in demand for flights from customers wanting to escape the UK for some winter sun.

More than 17,500 seats have been added, including 35 extra flights to the popular destinations of Faro, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Gibraltar, Alicante and Malaga, departing from Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester between 19 December 2012 and 9 January 2013.

Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, said: “We have been delighted by the increased demand for seats on our flights during Christmas and New Year and we are very pleased to be able to respond by offering our customers more seats which, as always, are excellent value for money. The Christmas and New Year period is a perfect time for a well-deserved break and these short and mid-haul destinations are ideally located for customers wanting a winter holiday.

“Our current marketing campaign, ‘Remedy for the Winter Blues’,  highlights how we really do suffer in the UK from the ‘winter blues’ with our shorter days, rain, and cold, and these extra flights support our campaign by offering our customers the remedy for the blues with some winter sun.”

Monarch’s popular Airpacks (Essentials and Extras) can be booked on these flights, allowing customers to see a transparent price for a flight as well as saving them valuable time during the booking process. Customers can choose between two Airpacks which combine extras such as allocated seating, hold baggage and access to online check-in.

Monarch offers customers a range of winter sun destinations, from the Canary Islands and Egypt to its most recent destination of Madeira. Full details can be found at