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Manchester Airport and Birmingham Airport see launch of new routes

Tue, 20 Oct, 2009

Manchester Airport, Birmingham Airport and others around England are set to benefit from new routes announced by Monarch Airlines.

From this week, flights to Gran Canaria will begin to be operated from Manchester Airport, Birmingham Airport and London Gatwick Airport.

Starting tomorrow (October 21st 2009) the destination of Fuerteventura will be served with flights from London Luton Airport, London Gatwick Airport, Manchester Airport and Birmingham Airport.

Liz Savage, managing director of Monarch flights and holidays, said: "We are delighted to be expanding our network to the Canary Islands with the launch of scheduled flights to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.

The flights will operate in addition to our existing routes from the airline going to Tenerife and Lanzarote.

Monarch decided to launch the new services after a passenger number increase of more than 60 per cent on flights to Tenerife this September.

The amount of passengers flying to Lanzarote with the airline also increased by 12 per cent on September 2008 figures.

More than six million passengers fly with the company each year.

Joe Evans

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