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Monarch Scheduled To Start LGW-GRX&LIS  
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

see flymonarch.com for further details.

Both will be one flight per day, with the LIS flights being early morning LGW departure.

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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3043 times:

Looks like they hope LIS will work as a destination, was it successful for AB Airlines and Go Fly?
U2 are keeping away from it at the moment.


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3031 times:

Also commencing MAN-NAP according to their website.


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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Also Manchester to Madrid and Almeria! New are also Birmingham to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Tenerife.
I do like the gatwick to Lisbon and Granada! These comes after Ryanair announced its own STN to Granada.
These are scheduled flights.


User currently offlineBy188b From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

i seem to remember that Go terminated their STN - LIS schedule citing high airport charges at LIS as the reason. Are airport charges at LIS high?

Hopefully Monarch will be successful on the route.



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User currently offlineBCal From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

It seems that Monarch is concentrating on developing their low-cost-with-full-service scheduled operations at the expense of their charter operations. They do not appear to have any new aircraft on order, so where are they getting the planes for their new routes? A further cut back on charter operations?




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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Most probably they are cutting back on charter flights, and making them scheduled instead, whilst adding some new destinations.
I like their strategy. After all, the mood of holiday makers seems to be moving away from package holidays, and more for independent arrangements.

BTW, Monarch is no longer "ful service". You now have to pay for your food and drinks. At least on the scheduled services.


User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2811 times:

Glad someone pointed out that Monarch is no longer a full-service carrier. Their crown service was really good but now there is nothing to differentiate them from the likes of Easyjet and bmibaby, except perhaps the price, as whenever I have checked, these flights are not that cheap, considering we no longer get fed and watered.

I dont know who is going to fill all these extra flights to Spain that ZB, FR and Easyjet keep launching!


User currently offlineJmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Orion, although Monarch cut their free meal and drinks service, you still get newspapers, hot towels, free pre-bookable seating and IFE, so although small, there are some differences.

They charter business is suffering a lot because of the schedueld. This year is the first ever that will see schedueld account for more than 50% of the overall business, so that says it all really. The punctuality on charter is poor and getting worse. Last summer the BHX base went to one A321 instead of two. I had to fly EAF instead! They're still a great airline, but I hope they dont lose sight of the charter business, its what put them where they are after all!


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2898 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

So it seems Monarch is nicely filling the void that Air Luxor left behind. Glad to see more LCC's at LIS...


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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3019 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Why no expansion of their Scheduled service from LTN?

Pitty to see the expansion going to LGW as usual at the expense of LTN. Would be great to see a Lisbon service operating out of a north London Airport.


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2898 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

GilesDavies, that's what crossed my mind as well. If they would fly to LTN or STN, one could make tons of LCC connection all over Europe. LGW is not a bad start though...


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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2736 times:
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I sure hope that this route works out for them.

I used to have to travel to LIS from London on a regular basis. I used Go quite a few times,the flights were always full so I never understood why they dropped the route. It went from 2 flights a day to 1 to none!

I guess other routes made more money than this.



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