Summa767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2454 posts, RR: 6 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2369 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.
BCal From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2277 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?
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Summa767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2454 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2255 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.
Orion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2229 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!
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1296 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2211 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!
Ba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8352 posts, RR: 55 Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2154 times:
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!