Posted on: 22 December 2015 by Ross McSweeny
As part of its 2016 summer schedule, Monarch Airlines is adding flights from Manchester, London Gatwick and Birmingham to Lisbon and from Birmingham to Madrid.
Thrice weekly London Gatwick–Lisbon and Manchester–Lisbon services will begin on 3 May 2016 and 5 May 2016 respectively.
The Birmingham–Madrid service will operate thrice weekly from 17 June 2016, while the Birmingham–Lisbon flights will take place four times weekly from 20 June 2016.
Monarch has also announced an additional Airbus A320 aircraft will be based at Birmingham Airport for summer 2016 to support these new routes. This brings the total number of aircraft flying for Monarch to 35, with nine based at Birmingham.
Furthermore, following the successful introduction of flights from London Luton earlier this month, a new thrice weekly route from Manchester to Tel Aviv will begin operation on 19 April 2016. Manchester will also benefit from twice weekly flights to Madeira (Funchal) from 1 May 2016.
Elsewhere, London Gatwick will fly four times weekly to Gibraltar, thrice weekly to Almeria and once weekly to Gran Canaria from 1, 3 and 5 May 2016 respectively.
The extended summer 2016 schedule also includes conveniently timed increased frequencies to many of the airline’s most popular destinations including Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife.
Marjan Schoeke, Monarch’s head of network development, commented, “We continuously refine and develop our network strategy, looking closely at where and at what time our customers want to fly. Over 2100 flights in total have been added to our network for summer 2016.”