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Monarch Airlines Launch New Flights to Croatia and Crete

May 2, 2012

LONDON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Leading scheduled leisure airline, Monarch, will launch new routes to ‘The Pearl of
the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik, in Croatia and Heraklion in Crete. The flights will operate from
Birmingham and London Gatwick airports from 1st May 2012 with fares, including taxes,
starting from GBP29 one way (GBP72 return).

Flights to Dubrovnik
[http://www.monarch.co.uk/croatia/dalmatian-coast-dubrovnik/flights ] will operate three
times a week from London Gatwick airport and two times a week from Birmingham. Flights to
Crete [http://www.monarch.co.uk/greece/crete/flights ] airport Heraklion will operate two
times a week from both London Gatwick and Birmingham airports.

The new routes are a continuation of Monarch’s expansion strategy revealed last year
to focus on its scheduled services and expand its network to new leisure destinations
across Europe.

Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines comments: “We are delighted to add
both Croatia and Crete to our already extensive scheduled network of leisure destinations.
The addition of these new routes further reinforces our expansion strategy and our
position as the leading leisure-focused airline serving the Mediterranean and the

He continues: “Dubrovnik is an extremely popular tourist destination with over a
million holidaymakers visiting last year and Crete has always been a staple beach holiday
favourite; we are therefore confident that our product offering is perfectly placed for
the Croatian and Greek leisure market.”

Notes to Editors:

Monarch, the scheduled European leisure airline, operates flights to Croatia, Cyprus,
Egypt, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Portugal Spain and Turkey from Birmingham, London
Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to year-round low fares,
Monarch also offers a bespoke “build your own class of travel” range of products and
services both on the ground and inflight. All customers are allocated a seat at check-in
but for those wishing to select where in the cabin they sit to ensure that families and
groups are seated together, seats can be pre-booked from GBP5.99 per one-way flight. For
customers looking for added comfort, extra legroom seats are also available offering up to
six inches of extra space from only GBP9.99.

Monarch recently launched ‘Air Packs’ enabling customers to build their own flights
through transparent and pre-packaged optional extras, starting from just GBP20 per person
per flight. The two new Air Packs are offered alongside the airline’s traditional “build
your own class” product and are designed to give customers full visibility on price from
the beginning of the booking process. Customers will be able to choose between two Monarch
Air Packs; an Essentials Pack and a Premium Pack, combining extras such as allocated
seating, hold baggage and access to online check-in.

For further information or to book Monarch flights please visit


For further media information contact Charlotte Hawley in the press office, tel:
+44(0)1582-398-241, email: charlotte.hawley@monarch.co.uk.

SOURCE Monarch Airlines

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