Monarch Airlines pledges commitment to Manchester

14 November 2013

Monarch, the leading scheduled leisure airline, today pledged its commitment to Manchester Airport by announcing four new routes for summer 2014 whilst signing a new three year commercial agreement with Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

Naples in Italy, Agadir in Morocco, Hurghada in Egypt and Enfidha in Tunisia will be added to Monarch’s route network from Manchester starting in May 2014, making the airport the airline’s largest UK base.

Monarch currently flies from Manchester to 45 scheduled and charter destinations across Europe, North Africa, Florida and India. Iain Rawlinson, Executive Chairman of Monarch Airlines, said: “This agreement with MAG will help us grow the number of customers we carry and the support services that we offer at Manchester airport. As we expand our network, we are confident that the combination of superior customer experience and value that we offer will attract more and more customers to Monarch. “As part of our determination to put people first, all our employees at Manchester Airport will shortly be enrolled in an Olympics-inspired WorldHost training programme that we are rolling-out across the Group this winter. It will help us deliver what matters to our customers - an exceptional service - when travelling from here.”

Charlie Cornish, CEO for MAG, owner of Manchester and East Midlands Airports, said: “We’re delighted by these long term agreements with Monarch Airlines for both Manchester and East Midlands Airports. Monarch Airlines is an extremely important carrier for our business and this clearly demonstrates its on-going commitment to the group and the regions from which we serve. “The airline has built a strong base at Manchester Airport, with a route network spanning 45 destinations and enjoyed a successful first year at East Midlands Airport, both of which underline its ability and ambition to grow further.”

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For more information, contact: The MAG Press Office on 0161 489 2700 or email press.office@manairport.co.uk or The Monarch Airlines Press Office on 01582 398241 or email press.office@monarch.co.uk

Published on: 14/11/2013 13:49:01