Monarch Airlines announce major expansion of operations at Birmingham Airport

Monarch Airlines have announced a major expansion of
their operations from Birmingham Airport - from summer
2012 they will be adding two Airbus A320 to their based fleet
- making a total of 6 aircraft - and adding 5 new routes to -
Dubrovnik - starts on 1 May 2012 - twice weekly
on Tuesday and Saturday
Heraklion - starts 1 May 2012 - twice weekly
on Tuesday and Friday
Milan Malpensa - starts on 25 March 2012 - 4 times weekly
on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Rome Fiumicino - starts on 25 March 2012 - 5 times weekly
on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Venice - starts on 25 March 2012 - 4 times weekly
on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s CEO, said "We are
delighted with Monarch’s announcement regarding growth
at Birmingham. The increase in the choice of routes served by
Monarch underpins the confidence the airline has in the future
growth of our region. In a difficult market it is encouraging to
see this expansion also supporting the creation of up to 200 jobs"
"With the Airport’s considerable investment in facilities and
with plans to commit £100m over the next 10 years, the industry
is clearly impressed with the work we are doing. We have enjoyed
a long-standing relationship with the airline and we look forward
to working further with Monarch and building on our successful
partnership with them to promote and launch their new routes"
Commenting on the expansion plans from Birmingham,
Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said,
"The strategy for Monarch Airlines is now firmly focused on
its scheduled operations and we are delighted to be adding
these new routes to our already extensive network of leisure
destinations across Europe from Birmingham"
"Since launching scheduled services from Birmingham in
Summer 2005, Monarch’s operation has continued to grow
from strength to strength and we have expanded our
operations based on customer demand. We are all very
excited to be adding two additional aircraft to our Birmingham
fleet and introducing our first flights to Italy and Croatia, which
is fantastic news for our customers in the Midlands and cements
Birmingham as one of Monarch’s key UK airports"
Flights on all Monarch’s new routes will be on sale from
Friday 4 November 2011 via and
available to book until October 2012
Thursday 3 November 2011


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