Until midnight UK time on September 30, British low-fare carrier Monarch Airlines is removing booking fees for all scheduled flights booked via its website...

Until midnight UK time on September 30, British low-fare carrier Monarch Airlines is removing booking fees for all scheduled flights booked via its website and paid for via PayPal, in commemoration of its two-year partnership with the online payment service.

Monarch’s standard PayPal booking fee when booking Monarch flights is 3 per cent of the total value of the booking, with a minimum booking fee of £2.49 per booking.


When customers open accounts with PayPal, their financial details are securely stored and customers’ transactions and personal information is protected. The airline says this means that when paying for Monarch flights via PayPal , customers do not need to re-enter their financial details and can book faster.

“Monarch was the first European Airline to join forces with PayPal in 2007 and offer customers a secure alternative to credit and debit card transactions,” says Liz Savage, managing director of Monarch Flights and Holidays. “A growing number of our customers now choose to pay for their flights using PayPal and have spent over £10 million since its introduction.”

An Airbus A321 of British low-cost carrier Monarch Airlines at Birmingham International Airport in the UK

An Airbus A321 of British low-cost carrier Monarch Airlines at Birmingham International Airport in the UK

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. Monarch offers a range of hot and cold meals onboard with prices from £3.00. To enable customers to select where in the cabin they sit and ensure that families and groups sit together, seats can be pre-booked at £7.50 per one-way flight. Extra-legroom seats which offer up to six inches of extra space are available from £15.

Passengers travelling on scheduled flights can also avoid the queues at the airport by using online check-in, which is available between seven days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.

In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers an extensive range of holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, visit www.monarch.co.uk.