Low-cost airline Monarch carried its greatest ever number of passengers in September as Brits made for warmer climes overseas.
The cheap flights carrier accommodated 464,500 passengers on its scheduled flights over the course of the month, with many UK holidaymakers taking advantage of some late summer sunshine.
Flights to Almeria and Malaga were among the most popular, while services to Palma in Mallorca were also highly sought after.
Monarch recorded an overall September load factor of 93.35 percent, while its routes to Almeria, Malaga and Palma recorded respective load factors of 96.02 percent, 95.35 percent and 95.31 percent.
In September 2009, Monarch accommodated 429,258 passengers, a figure that’s 8.26 percent smaller than 2010’s total.
It also achieved an overall load factor increase from 88.63 percent, which represents a rise of 4.71 percent.
During the upcoming October half term, Monarch will operate additional flights to Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife from Luton and Manchester