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Monarch named first for punctuality in Manchester

16th January 2009 Print
Award winning low fares airline Monarch is top of the punctuality leader board in Manchester after operating more on-time departures from the airport in November 2008 than any other scheduled carrier*.

The percentage of on-time departures is measured by Manchester Airport for all airlines, with Monarch taking the top spot in November 2008, after 93% of its scheduled flights departed on-time** and the airline averaged a delay of only 3 minutes on each its flights.

Commenting on the achievement, managing director of Monarch flights and Holidays, Liz Savage said, “We know how important is for our customers to depart on schedule and the on-time performance of our flights is a key focus for Monarch’s operational and engineering teams. We set ourselves very high monthly performance targets which we all strive to achieve and it is fantastic that the measures we have in place are enabling us to meet and exceed our targets – and firmly places us above all other scheduled airlines operating from Manchester”.

In the month of November 2008, 93% of Monarch’s 245 scheduled flights departed on-time from Manchester Airport, with 99% departing within 60 minutes (one hour) of their scheduled departure time.

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals onboard with prices from £3.00. To avoid a last minute free-for-all when boarding, seats can be pre-booked at £6 per one-way flight, 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 seven days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.

In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, log on to

* Manchester Airport’s punctuality league table compares scheduled airlines operating more than 150 departures per month.

** An on-time departure is defined as operating within 15 minutes of its scheduled departure time.