Soaring Demand Results in Monarch Increasing Flights From Manchester to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Sept. 15, 2011) – Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, has increased its programme of cheap flights to Sharm El Sheikh from Manchester this winter due to phenomenal demand from its customers.

The new route, which was announced by the airline in July, has been so well received that Monarch is now adding a Monday flight between 07 November 2011 and 19 March 2012, in addition to the existing flights on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The additional Sharm El Sheikh flights from Manchester are available to book now via the Monarch website with fares starting from £173.99 return including all taxes and charges.

Commenting on the additional flights to the Red Sea, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said, “We have seen strong demand for our new scheduled services between Manchester and Sharm el Sheikh in the first month of announcing the new route. As a result we are delighted to be adding an additional flight per week, bringing the total number of flights between Manchester and Egypt’s Red Sea Resort to four a week throughout the winter season.

“This new flight will allow even more customers to take advantage of Monarch’s innovative ‘build your own class’ service, which offers customers the ability to tailor their flight package to their exact requirements, providing a greater sense of freedom and personalisation. Optional extras such as extra legroom seating and pre-ordered meals in addition to fantastic value fares, makes Monarch a great choice for longer flight durations such as Egypt.”

Monarch’s scheduled flights are available to book until October 2012. Customers now booking flights will also benefit from zero debit card charge fees and a fixed fee for all credit card bookings, regardless of the transaction value or number of people travelling.

Notes to Editors

Monarch’s extra Monday flight between Manchester and Sharm el Sheikh will operate between 07 March 2011 and 19 March 2012.

About Monarch

Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, operates flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt and Greece 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 £4.99 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 £9.99.

Customers travelling on scheduled flights can also avoid booking charges by paying for their flights using a debit card or for a fixed £10 fee, can pay by credit card – regardless of the value of the transaction or the number of people travelling.

They can also take advantage of online check-in, which is available between 18 days and four and a half hours prior to departure. With a great range of tasty hot and cold meals that can be pre-booked or purchased onboard, flying with Monarch really couldn’t be simpler.

In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit

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