Monarch enters Madeira market with two UK routes

Monarch’s London Gatwick to Madeira

As Monarch launched two new routes to the Portuguese island of Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean, the airport welcomed the airline’s first route from London Gatwick with a cake. Joining the cake-cutting celebrations were Duarte Ferreira, Madeira Airports’ Director; Bruno Freitas, Regional Director for Tourism; Conceição Estudante, Regional Secretary for Culture, Tourism and Transports; Monarch’s James Massey, Head of Marketing; Marc Thorton, Head of Sales & Distribution; and Pablo Edmundson, International Sales Manager.

  • Monarch launched new services connecting two UK destinations and the Atlantic island of Madeira (FNC) on 15 October. Twice-weekly flights are now offered from Birmingham (BHX), while London Gatwick (LGW) enjoys thrice-weekly frequencies to the Portuguese island. All flights are operated using the airline’s fleet of A320s. Thomson Airways provides competition on both routes, which it serves each with weekly frequencies. In addition, TAP Portugal and easyJet both serve the 2,500-kilometre route from London Gatwick to Madeira with daily and five weekly frequencies respectively.


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