Monarch Airlines has expanded its flight program for summer 2012, introducing new scheduled flights to Barcelona and Nice from Birmingham Airport. Monarch has also...

UK carrier Monarch Airlines has expanded its flight program for summer 2012, introducing new scheduled flights to Barcelona and Nice from Birmingham Airport.

The airline has also launched its first program of flights from its newest UK base, East Midlands Airport, operating to key leisure destinations across the Mediterranean.


Monarch Airlines has a number of Airbus A320s in its fleet. One of the A320s it has operated is registered G-OZBJ

Monarch Airlines flights for summer 2012 from East Midlands Airport (IATA code EMA) will start on August 31 and include daily services to Malaga, Alicante, Faro in southern Portugal and Palma de Mallorca. All flights are available to book via www.monarch.co.uk.

New and additional flights from Birmingham Airport (BHX) will start on July 20.

They include daily flights to Nice; four additional weekly flights to Malaga (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays); flights to Barcelona on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; three more flights each week to Palma de Mallorca, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and three additional weekly flights to Alicante, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays.

Four Airbus A300-600Rs remained in service with Monarch Airlines through the 2012 summer season, but all were due for retirement from the fleet by the end of summer 2014

Also additional from Birmingham are two more weekly flights to Faro, on Thursdays and Saturdays; two additional flights each week to Rome, on Mondays and Wednesdays; one more weekly flight to Dalaman, on Fridays; one additional weekly flight to Ibiza, on Wednesdays; and one more flight a week to Tenerife, on Saturdays.

“The launch of operations from East Midlands accelerates the strategy we announced last year to focus on the development of our scheduled operations into key leisure destinations across the Mediterranean, the Canaries and North Africa,” says Kevin George, managing director of Monarch Airlines.

“The addition of new daily services from Birmingham Airport to Nice, a new scheduled destination for the airline, and the new services to Barcelona supports our determination to deliver an all-encompassing proposition; offering choice, value and superior customer service from all of the major gateways in the UK,” adds George.

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