Airport News

Monarch announces Gibraltar service

Tue, 22 Apr, 2008

Budget airline Monarch has announced plans to begin flying between Manchester Airport and Gibraltar later this year.

The three times a week service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from September 12th, with seats available from £48 one way, including taxes and charges.

Monarch cancelled its service on the same route in July 2006 and Liz Savage, the airline's managing director of scheduled services, explained that the popularity of Gibraltar with holidaymakers had prompted a rethink.

"There continues to be huge demand for flights from our customers and this has been reflected by the number of requests that we have received from them over the past few years," Ms Savage said.

The news comes after low-cost airline bmibaby unveiled plans to expand its operations from Manchester Airport by beginning to fly to the capitals of Portugal and Spain - Lisbon and Madrid - in June.

It will then add Barcelona to its range of services from the north-west in September.

Joe Evans

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