Cheap flights carrier Monarch will operate nine additional flights to Faro from Gatwick this spring.
Daily flights to the Algarve will commence on Tuesdays and Sundays, with twice-daily flights operating on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between the 1st and 17th April.
Monarch flights and holidays managing director Liz Savage said that increased demand from passengers is the reason behind the extra flights, which equates to an extra 4,000 seats during the busy travel period.
"Our customers continue to choose our low fares and high quality service and these additional seats provide an even greater choice of low fare flights for those that haven’t yet booked their Easter get-away," she commented.
In addition to Faro, Monarch operates a number of flights to mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands from London’s second airport, while the Canaries, Portugal, Turkey and Cyprus are also served by regular routes throughout the year.
The airline recently confirmed that it carried more than 6.3 million passengers in 2009, with average load factors totalling 84.2 percent.