Articles Tagged ‘Monarch’

Monarch makes Sharm El-Sheikh a scheduled service

Monarch makes Sharm El-Sheikh a scheduled service

UK leisure airline converts two Egyptian routes from charter to scheduled. Announces 14 new routes for summer 2012.

Monarch and Ryanair enter London - Barcelona market; both airlines target current easyJet route monopolies

Monarch and Ryanair enter London – Barcelona market; both airlines target current easyJet route monopolies

The UK – Barcelona market saw amazing growth between 1991 and 2007 but has since seen demand drop by almost 30% in just two years. Which carriers are still serving the market and which have cut routes in the last two years? And what’s happened to the Spanish carriers on the route?

Monarch launches new route to Barcelona from London Gatwick

Monarch launches new route to Barcelona from London Gatwick

Monarch Airlines now flies from London Gatwick Airport to Barcelona in Spain in competition with easyJet.


Manchester persuades Ryanair to open base, and then recruits its Director of New Route Development!

Manchester persuades Ryanair to open base, and then recruits its Director of New Route Development!

The UK’s busiest airport outside of London has had an up-and-down last 10 years. easyJet has been growing fast since 2008 and Ryanair is about to open a base with 20 new routes. But which are the leading airlines, and which LCC is returning this winter after a four year absence? And which other carriers […]

New airline routes launched (17 – 23 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (17 – 23 May 2011)

Although ‘only’ 30 routes launched in the last week, we have a comprehensive selection of great photos from celebrations all across the world – including lots of cakes! But which two landmark jetBlue routes are among them? And don’t forget the downloadable spreadsheet to keep track of all the routes!

Monarch's new Bodrum and Corfu scheduled services mean non-Spanish routes are one-third of its flights this summer

Monarch’s new Bodrum and Corfu scheduled services mean non-Spanish routes are one-third of its flights this summer

Monarch’s business model has changed during the last decade shifting from charter to scheduled operations. But which is the biggest of its four UK bases and which are its most popular destinations during the peak summer months?


Bodrum airport increasingly appealing to UK LCCs; easyJet, Jet2.com and Monarch have all added routes recently

Bodrum airport increasingly appealing to UK LCCs; easyJet, Jet2.com and Monarch have all added routes recently

Turkey’s seventh busiest airport is popular with UK holidaymakers but less so with German sun-seekers. How seasonal is demand at the airport and which new scheduled routes have been launched in the last two years? How important is the domestic market and which carriers operate to where?

New airline routes launched (3-9 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (3-9 May 2011)

Out of this week’s 63 routes, Ryanair stands for 20. But which US low-cost carrier entered a route where it faces five competing airlines that already operate over 30 flights a day? And which European national carrier began serving Turkey? Don’t forget the downloadable spreadsheet in left-hand column on the website, detailing all of this […]

Canary Islands traffic up 4.4% in 2010; Ryanair now basing aircraft there and leading foreign carrier at three airports

Canary Islands traffic up 4.4% in 2010; Ryanair now basing aircraft there and leading foreign carrier at three airports

The Canary Islands used to be considered ‘off-limits’ to LCCs due to the longer sector lengths involved, but in just three years Ryanair has emerged as the #1 airline at one of the airports. Which one? How many routes are being started this winter and in the coming summer season?


Air travel demand in Spain up 2.7% in 2010 despite winter strikes; Iberia still bigger than Ryanair with Vueling third

Air travel demand in Spain up 2.7% in 2010 despite winter strikes; Iberia still bigger than Ryanair with Vueling third

Despite difficult economic conditions many of Spain’s airports reported passenger growth in 2010. Which grew fastest and which saw the biggest traffic declines? Which are the top 10 airlines in the Spanish market and how fast are they growing?

Monarch doubles Cyprus network; Paphos joins Larnaca in summer schedule; passenger numbers down 8% in 2010

Monarch doubles Cyprus network; Paphos joins Larnaca in summer schedule; passenger numbers down 8% in 2010

UK-based leisure airline Monarch has announced plans to offer scheduled flights to Paphos this summer. But which UK airlines already offer flights to Paphos from which UK airports? And who’s taken over as boss of the airline for 2011?

Would UK-Cyprus market benefit from Ryanair services? Demand has not grown since 2001 and fell by 8% last year

Would UK-Cyprus market benefit from Ryanair services? Demand has not grown since 2001 and fell by 8% last year

UK tour operators are apparently keen to keep Ryanair out of the UK-Cyprus market. How has demand developed in recent years and which carriers are operating from which UK airports this summer?