Monarch Airline News

New commercial leadership for Monarch

New commercial leadership for Monarch

4th Nov 2016 Airline News

Monarch has announced the appointment of Ian Chambers as chief commercial officer with immediate effect. Joining Monarch in 2005, Chambers has held various digital and marketing management roles. Most recently, as head of digital and marketing he had responsibility for online marketing, the digital strategy and online sales across all group brands and products.

Monarch pulls out of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Monarch pulls out of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

2nd Nov 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Monarch has confirmed it is cancelling all flight and holiday bookings to Sharm El-Sheikh for the foreseeable future. With no indication from the British government as to when the airport will re-open to flights from the UK, the airline is cancelling all flight and holiday bookings for winter 2016/17 and there are now no plans for the destination to be part of Monarch’s summer 2017 programme.

Flights ‘operating as normal’ says Monarch

Flights ‘operating as normal’ says Monarch

26th Sep 2016 Airline News

UK-based budget airline Monarch has moved to quell speculation over its financial health following a raft of stories over the weekend. Negative speculation about the carrier prompted the airline to release a statement this morning stating: “Our flights and holidays are operating as normal, carrying Monarch customers as scheduled.” Monarch employs nearly 3,000 staff and is based at Luton airport.

Monarch group launches new trade website in UK

Monarch group launches new trade website in UK

Monarch has launched its new trade website. The site, which provides agents with access to the full range of Monarch holidays, hotels and flights, completes the company’s move to a single brand strategy. The holiday section of the new site has been designed to reflect the needs and requirements of agents, and many of the features reflect feedback that Monarch has received.

Monarch Airlines launches two new routes to Israel

Monarch Airlines launches two new routes to Israel

12th Aug 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Monarch Airlines has announced two new scheduled routes to Israel from London Luton Airport. The airline will start flying to Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion Airport) and Ovda Airport in December of this year, with tickets on sale now. The airline previously operated flights to Israel as part of its charter service more than a decade ago and now, following a recent in-depth review of its scheduled network, the airline will be flying to Tel Aviv and Ovda – the gateway to Eilat.

New financial leadership for Monarch following takeover

New financial leadership for Monarch following takeover

18th Dec 2014 Airline News

Monarch Group has announced the appointment of Barry Nightingale as group chief financial officer with effect from January 2015. He joins from the £9 billion-turnover Betfred Group of companies, where he has been chief financial officer since November 2008.

Here comes the snow: Monarch launches flights to Lyon for ski season

Here comes the snow: Monarch launches flights to Lyon for ski season

12th Dec 2014 Airline News

Monarch has continued its route overhaul with the launch of new services from London Gatwick Airport to Lyon as part of its winter ski programme for 2014/15. The flights, which will start on December 27th and operate until April 11th, are on sale now. Some of the best French ski resorts are located within three hours of Lyon Airport and with the flight departing Gatwick at 07:10 in the morning meaning keen skiers can be on the slopes just after lunch.

Monarch Airlines completes £3.2bn Boeing order

Monarch Airlines completes £3.2bn Boeing order

31st Oct 2014 Airline News

Monarch Airlines today announced the confirmation of a narrow body fleet order with Boeing for a new generation fleet of 30 737 MAX 8s, worth more than $3.2 billion at current list prices. The order, originally announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, includes options for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s and marks the beginning of Monarch’s transition to an all-Boeing single-aisle fleet.

Monarch Airlines sees 700 job losses as Greybull Capital takes over

Monarch Airlines sees 700 job losses as Greybull Capital takes over

28th Oct 2014 Airline News

Monarch Airlines has confirmed it will cut 700 positions as the battle to save the company continues. Staff have agreed to the redundancies, along with pay cuts of around 30 per cent, as the Luton-based carrier struggles to stay afloat. Earlier the Mantegazza family, which has owned Monarch since the 1960s, agreed to sell the carrier to Greybull Capital.