Monarch to launch 12 new routes for winter 2012/13
Monarch has announced plans to launch a total of 12 new routes for winter 2012/13 including scheduled flights from Leeds Bradford International Airport for the first time.
Ten of the new routes will provide easy access to some of Europe’s best winter ski resorts via Grenoble airport in France and Friedrichshafen and Munich airports in Germany. Complementing these new services, the airline’s existing services to Milan, Venice and Verona, which will operate year-round, are ideally placed for access to the Southern Alps and the Dolomites. In addition Munich provides year-round appeal with many seasonal and cultural events such as the world’s largest fair, Oktober Fest, held annually for 16 days in September and October. The remaining three routes will target holidaymakers seeking wintersun with new flights to the Portuguese island of Madeira and an expansion of its existing programme to Sharm el Sheikh. The 12 routes will launch at different stages over the autumn/winter period with Munich flights launching from mid September and Madeira and Sharm el Sheikh routes launching from the end of October. The Grenoble and Friedrichshafen routes will launch mid-December and will run until early April 2013 concluding with the Easter holidays. Routes to Munich and Grenoble airport will be further supported with additional flights from Leeds Bradford Airport.