Monarch Airlines heads east for 2010 with new flights to Turkey

Posted on 14 February 2011

Date: 14/01/2010
Monarch Airlines heads east for 2010 with new flights to Turkey

Award winning airline Monarch is heading east in 2010 with the launch of a host of new flights to Turkey. Tipped once again as being a hotspot for British holiday makers looking for great value sun and fun, Monarch is launching new and additional flights to the key Turkish gateways of Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya starting in May 2010.

Serving the Mediterranean, Turquoise and Aegean coasts which are home to the main tourist resorts of Side, Marmaris, Bodrum and Gumbet, Monarch flights start from £79 one way including taxes and charges.

New Monarch services to Turkey

Birmingham to Dalaman (Turquoise Coast) – 3 flights per week

Luton to Dalaman – 2 flights per week

Luton to Bodrum (Aegean Coast) – 2 flights per week

Manchester to Antalya (Mediterranean Coast) – 2 flights per week

Additional Monarch services to Turkey

Gatwick – Dalaman – increases from 7 flights per week to 10 flights per week

Gatwick – Bodrum – increases from 2 flights per week to 3 flights per week

Manchester – Dalaman – increases from 5 flights per week to 8 flights per week

Manchester to Bodrum – increases from 1 flight per week to 2 flights per week

Commenting on the launch of the new flights to Turkey, managing director of Monarch Flights and Holidays, Liz Savage said, “Demand for Monarch holidays to Turkey grew over 200% in 2009 and is set to increase further in 2010. The introduction of the new Monarch flights to Dalaman, Bodrum and Antalya, which will operate in addition to existing services from Gatwick and Manchester, supports the increased demand and will provide further choice and flexibility for customers looking to take advantage of this compelling, non-eurozone destination.

“Turkey offers fantastic value for money with holidaymakers and overseas property owners and when coupled with the onboard service offered on Monarch flights, which is perfectly suited for longer sectors and includes extra legroom seating, a great range of tasty hot and cold food, plus selected inflight entertainment, Turkey is an obvious destination of choice for 2010.”

Monarch currently operates a fleet of 31 aircraft, serving over 100 destinations world-wide. Services are split between scheduled and charter flights, with the airline carrying almost 7 million passengers per year. Monarch is the oldest airline in the UK still operating under its original brand name, and will this year enter its 42nd year of flying.

4 January 2010 Press release Monarch Airlines

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