Cosmos Holidays, Monarch’s tour operating division, has completed its appointment of additional airline partners for summer 2015 announcing partnerships with a number of airlines to supplement its ongoing programme with Monarch. Seats on these flights will also be available to buy as flight-only through Avro.
Sales director at Monarch’s tour operating division, Gary Anslow, said: “Our summer programme continues to be as extensive as ever, covering all of the popular destinations in the eastern and western Mediterranean, as well as Florida and other key long-haul destinations such as Mexico and the Maldives. Our aim in choosing our partners has been to ensure that our customers get the excellent level of service they expect when taking a Cosmos Holiday – we are very happy that this will be the case.”
The announcement of new airline partners comes in the light of Monarch Airlines’ announcement that it would cease charter and long-haul operations by the summer of 2015 as part of its move to become a scheduled, short-haul, European leisure airline.
Anslow said: "The majority of our programme will continue to be on Monarch as there is naturally a big overlap in our respective programmes. However, destinations that were previously serviced by Monarch charters will now be with our new partner airlines, or on other scheduled airlines.”
The new carriers include Norwegian, servicing the operator's Gatwick to Florida programme on its Dreamliner aircraft; Enter Air, which will operate on certain routes from Manchester and Birmingham to Greece; and Small Planet, which will operate specific routes from Gatwick to Greece.