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Additional cheap flights to Spain to be operated by Monarch

Additional cheap flights to Spain to be operated by Monarch

Monarch will operate an additional 22 scheduled flights as part of its summer schedule during the last week of the school holidays.

This is in response to the overwhelming demand for services among passengers, particularly those travelling to and from Spain and the Spanish islands.

The extra flights to Malaga, Alicante and Majorca will operate from Gatwick, Luton and Manchester and will see an additional 4,000 seats included in the market in one of the year’s key travel periods.

Tim Jeans, Monarch Airlines’ managing director, said the carrier had initially predicted the strongest demand would be for flights to destinations in the eastern Mediterranean.

"As the pound has strengthened against the euro however, we’ve also seen a huge surge in demand for flights to our core western Med destinations, particularly those in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar and the Spanish Islands, and the addition of these flights is in direct response to this," he commented.

Last month, the airline said that its summer 2010 hotspot is the Canary Islands, which has seen a 63 percent increase in bookings compared to summer 2009.

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