Monarch carries over 320,000 in May

May 2006 was a busy period for Monarch’s scheduled services with the airline carrying more passengers during the month than ever before. In previous years, the highest number of passengers carried during one month was in August 2005, when 303,547 people flew with the airline and was the first time passenger numbers had passed the 300,000 barrier.

Monarch’s passenger statistics for scheduled services during May 2006:

Passenger numbers (1) May 2005 239,074 May 2006 320,748 % change + 34.16%

Load Factor (2) May 2005 72.21% May 2006 80.04% % change + 7.83%

Internet sales percentage (3) May 2005 81% May 2006 87% % change + 6%


1. Represents the number of earned seats flown by Monarch. Earned seats include seats that are flown whether or not the passenger turns up because once a flight has departed a no-show customer is not entitled to change flights or seek a refund.

2. Represents the number of passengers as a proportion of the number of seats available for passengers.

3. Represents the number of seats sold via .

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