Luton-based Monarch Airlines continues to develop its scheduled operations.
From summer 2012 it will launch 14 new routes from London Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham and Manchester covering a mixture of business and leisure destinations.
The expansion comes after Monarch posted a £45 million loss owing to “turbulent market conditions and high oil prices.” As a result, the carrier’s owners (the Swiss-Italian Mantegazza family) have made a £75 million cash injection to enable Monarch to restructure itself and lessen its dependence on charter flight operation.
The new routes are:
- Manchester to Dubrovnik, Milan, Venice and Verona.
- Birmingham to Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Milan, Rome and Venice.
- Gatwick to Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Milan and Venice
- Luton to Rome
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (November 4).
For more information visit monarch.co.uk.
Report by Alex McWhirter