Monarch launches Birmingham route
Monarch, the leading scheduled leisure airline is to launch flights from Gibraltar to Birmingham as part of the carriers expansion of routes to its UK Midlands base for summer 2013.
Offering three flights a week from Gibraltar to the West Midlands airport, the service will start on 23 March 2013, with tickets now on sale.
The flights will depart Gibraltar on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11.15am, arriving in Birmingham at 1.10pm. The flight from Birmingham will depart at 6.35am, arriving in Gibraltar at 10.30am.
We are delighted to be introducing what we are sure will be a popular route, Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines said. We evaluated a number of possible airports in the Midlands for this service and selected Birmingham for commercial reasons and its excellent customer service.
Commenting on the developments The Hon. Neil Costa, Minister for Tourism, Public Transport and the Port said We are delighted that Monarch Airlines has decided to provide a service from the Midlands of the UK to Gibraltar and that their decision to operate from Birmingham will bring great commercial opportunities all round. The Government continues
to encourage capacity growth and the service from regional airports in the UK.
Flights start at £44.99 including taxes and charges and can be booked online at www.monarch.co.uk
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