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Monarch Airlines app reaches 175k downloads

22nd September 2014 Print

Monarch Airlines has reached a milestone 175,000 downloads on its free smartphone app which is available to both iOS and Android users.

Downloading the Monarch app allows customers to book their flights via their mobile device; with recent statistics showing that 94% of the mobile traffic to the Monarch website is from an app-enabled device.   

Through the app customers are able to search and book flights ‘on-the-go’ and check the status of their flight. The app also features traffic alerts and directions to any one of Monarch’s six UK airport bases; Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports.

Additional features of the app allow customers to store and save the location of their vehicle in the airport car park, information on the weather and exchange rates and an instant search across all Monarch flights with daily departures to more than 50 destinations across Europe. 

This week Monarch also launched an email share tool; enabling customers to share their booking with family and friends during the search process and confirmation process when booking a flight. 

Customers can email up to five friends or family members in one message, sharing their exact flight searches by sending a deep link which enables them to access the same booking search, perfect for holidays where friends and families are planning on travelling together.

This new feature allows customers to customise their message when sending to a friends or family members.

Ian Chambers, Head of Retail & Online at Monarch Airlines comments: “The number of downloads reflects our customers savvy approach to booking flights and accessing travel details on the go. The app is designed to give customers access to all of their travel details and enables users to book flights on a mobile device quickly and easily. 

“Almost 75% of the app downloads are to an Apple device, but in the last nine months we have seen an increase in Android downloads. On-board customers are using mobile devices for entertainment with our MPlayer app where they can watch films and TV shows as well as reading books and gaming.   

“The information people share over social media has caught our eye and we recently introduced the social media share button and have now launched the new email share system, which is a great way of involving friends and family when planning a holiday. With this tool Monarch customers can now personally keep their friends and family in the know throughout the whole booking process from initial planning stages right through to the booking confirmation.”

The app is free of charge and you can download the Monarch app now from the Apple Store, for iPhones and iPads, and from the Google Play Store for Android smartphones.