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Monarch to operate new route on former XL service

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Cheap flights carrier Monarch Airlines will be operating a new route on a former XL service between Gatwick and the Caribbean, it has been reported.

The low-cost airline will begin weekly services to Grenada and Tobago on December 17th on its Airbus A330 aircraft, which offers 307 seats in economy and 51 in its premium economy cabin.

Speaking to, Monarch’s commercial director David Mortimer said that the airline was delighted to have secured an aeroplane to fill the void left by the collapse of XL.

"It was important to re-establish these services as quickly as possible and, in anticipation of more stabilised market conditions, we are confident that holidaymakers will find that this new service is one that they can have complete faith in," he told the website.

Flights will depart Gatwick at 09:30, arriving in Grenada at 14:50 and Tobago at 16:40.

The return flight leaves Grenada at 16:05 and Tobago at 18:40, arriving back at Gatwick at 06:55 the next morning.

Monarch announced on Monday (November 17th) that 90 percent of the airline’s flights departed on time last week.