Monarch passenger numbers soar by over 24% in January 2011

7th Feb 2011

Leading leisure airline Monarch saw passenger numbers continue to soar in January with over 185,000 holiday makers escaping to sunshine hotspots across Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and Cyprus – a 24.07% increase on the same month last year and the highest number of passengers ever carried in the month of January.

The soaring passenger numbers were assisted with Monarch’s new twice-weekly winter flights from Gatwick and Manchester to the Balearic Island of Majorca.

Monarch’s passenger statistics for scheduled services during January 2011:

Passenger numbers (1):
January 2011: 185,191
January 2010: 149,258
% change: +24.07%

Load factors (2):
January 2011: 78.74%
January 2010: 76.75%
% change: +1.99%


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.


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