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Monarch Airlines Update

Monarch Airlines, also known as Monarch, officially ceased operations in octubre 2017.

Update as of the 19th of agosto 2023:

Monarch Airlines has announced that it will be returning to our skies in 2024. On the 28th of August new branding was revealed, featuring the updated iconic crown logo. Monarch has placed itself as a premium alternative to low-cost carriers based in the UK and aims to focus on operating similar routes to what it previously offered.

There are numerous gaps in the market that Monarch hope to fill when they begin their services in 2024.

About Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines, also known as and trading as Monarch, was a British airline based at Luton Airport.

Monarch operated scheduled flights to destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and Turkey. The airline's headquarters was at Luton with other bases at Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, Gatwick and Manchester.

Monarch Airlines was the UK's leading independent travel group with core activities in scheduled airline operations, tour operations and aircraft engineering.

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Destinations that Monarch Airlines flew to

Monarch Airlines flew to many destinations including Agadir, Gibraltar, Funchal, Faro, Lisbon, Malaga, Almeria, Ibiza, Majorca, Madrid, Barcelona, Menorca, Naples, Rome, Dubrovnik, Bodrum, Heraklion, Dalaman, Paphos, Tel Aviv, Ovda, Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and many others.

Monarch also published in-flight magazine including a travel guide, a map of Monarch's destinations, snacks on board and the shopping available to buy.

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Aeropuerto de Birmingham

Birmingham Airport is an international airport located east southeast of Birmingham city centre, at Bickenhill in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull and in Birmingham within the West Midlands, England.

The airport is a base for Ryanair and previously for Flybe, Monarch, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways. The airport offers both domestic flights within the UK, and international flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, North America and the Caribbean.


Before Monarch Airlines ceased all operations, it had the following aircraft in its fleet:

  • 4 x Airbus A300-600R
  • 2 x Airbus A330-200
  • 11 x Boeing 757-200
  • 1 x Boeing 767-300ER
  • McDonnell Douglas DC-10

Rutas Populares

Some of Monarch Airlines' popular routes included:

Lanzarote ✈ London Luton

Birmingham ✈ Gran Canaria

London Gatwick ✈ Chania

Manchester ✈ Ibiza

Leeds Bradford ✈ Dubrovnik

Manchester ✈ Tenerife