Monarch increases Egypt flights due to high demand

Monarch has increased its programme of flights from Manchester to Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh this winter due to phenomenal demand from its customers.

The new route, which was announced by the airline in July, has been so well received that Monarch is now adding a Monday flight between 07 November 2011 and 19 March 2012, in addition to the existing flights on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The additional flights are available to book now via www.monarch.co.uk with fares starting from £173.99 return including all taxes and charges.

Commenting on the additional flights to the Red Sea, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said, “We have seen strong demand for our new scheduled services between Manchester and Sharm el Sheikh in the first month of announcing the new route. As a result we are delighted to be adding an additional flight per week, bringing the total number of flights between Manchester and Egypt’s Red Sea Resort to four a week throughout the winter season.

“This new flight will allow even more customers to take advantage of Monarch’s innovative ‘build your own class’ service, which offers customers the ability to tailor their flight package to their exact requirements, providing a greater sense of freedom and personalisation. Optional extras such as extra legroom seating and pre-ordered meals in addition to fantastic value fares, makes Monarch a great choice for longer flight durations such as Egypt.”

Monarch’s scheduled flights are available to book until October 2012.  Customers now booking flights will also benefit from zero debit card charge fees and a fixed fee for all credit card bookings, regardless of the transaction value or number of people travelling.

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Last week, the resilience of Egypt’s travel and tourism industry was acknowledged at a VIP gala ceremony hosted by World Travel Awards at the SOHO Square, Sharm el Sheikh, the Red Sea’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment complex.

A number of Egyptian tourist attractions, hotels and organisations emerged victorious at the WTA 2011 Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony earlier this evening.

Winners included the Pyramids of Giza, which beat off stiff competition from Victoria Falls, Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro to win “Africa’s Leading Attraction”.