Tuesday, 7 July 2009 12:00 AM
Monarch is expanding its offering with new year-round scheduled services to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports.
From October 19th one flight a week will operate to Gran Canaria from Birmingham and up to two flights a week will operate from London Gatwick and Manchester.
In addition, from October 21st 2009, one flight a week will operate to Fuerteventura from Birmingham, London Gatwick and London Luton and up to two flights a week from Manchester.
Commenting on the launch of the new services, managing director of Monarch, Liz Savage, said: "We are delighted to be expanding our network to the Canary Islands with the launch of scheduled flights to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura in addition to our existing routes to Tenerife and Lanzarote.
"We are seeing huge demand for our mid-haul destinations - in June we carried 59 per cent more customers to Lanzarote and 16 per cent more customers to Tenerife compared to June 2008 and the addition of Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura means even more people can take advantage of our low fares and award-winning onboard service to these popular sunshine islands this winter."
The introduction of services to Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura brings the total number of flights operated by Monarch to the Canary Islands to up to 64 per week, with almost 500,000 seats available this winter season.
This represents a 32 per cent increase on last winter.
Flights are on sale now at Monarch for travel until March 27th 2010, with fares (including taxes) starting from just Â£52.99 one way (Â£90.99 return).