on look north they said that further expansion has not been ruled out so hopefully ALC & APG will soon be on their list of destinations! however i wish they would add more routes that are not served by other carriers, however all expansion at LBA is good news!
Unlike Easy or Ryan , MON will not cancel a flight. Not an excuse on our part, delays are horrid , rest assured the delay is never a minute longer than needs be.
I have seen Ryan and Easy cancel flights 20 mins before departure rather than delay it for 6 hours.
Not an entirely fair comparison or represntative of Easyjet.
Last minute cancellations do occur from time to time but in many cases the type of flying can be very different to ZB. I'm thinking the shorter routes, more sectors in the schedule which leads to more knock on delays and ultimately that could lead to issues later in the day on sectors to the airports which have curfews etc. Where as ZB aircraft generally operate 4 sectors a day to leisure destinations, most of which don't have night time restrictions etc. That makes things easier to some extent, I know because a proportion of the Easyjet network is exactly the same.
Your claim also isn't representative in that along with a very good OTP, weekly cancellations on an average week can be counted on one or two hands. Bearing in mind the average day in the Summer season sees over 1100 sectors, thats not bad going.
Nice advert by the way.
Last edited by easyflyer83; 9th Jul 2012 at 20:36.
Leeds Bradford (LBA) - Palma de Mallorca (PMI): 4x/w
Leeds Bradford (LBA) - Menorca, Mahσn (MAH): 2x/w
Leeds Bradford (LBA) - Roma (FCO): 2x/w
Leeds Bradford (LBA) - Tenerife Sur (TFS): 2x/w
Leeds Bradford (LBA) - Munich (MUN): 3x/w
MONARCH AIRLINES LAUNCH LEEDS BRADFORD AS SIXTH UK BASE
As part of the multi-million pound investment, Monarch will launch 12 new scheduled routes for summer 2013 from Leeds Bradford.
10-07-2012 Monarch, the scheduled leisure airline, has today announced the launch of its sixth UK base, Leeds Bradford, as well as twelve new routes and the continuation of the Leeds Bradford to Munich route for Summer 13; further strengthening the airlines operations from the North of England and creating 200 jobs within the local area.
The multi-million pound investment from the airline will see two A320 aircraft based at Leeds Bradford and will provide a new choice for customers seeking to travel to Monarchs extensive range of leisure destinations.
The new scheduled services will include flights to key destinations across the Mediterranean, including Turkey, Italy, Cyprus, Palma and Portugal. The announcement represents a further increase in Monarchs scheduled flights from Leeds Bradford following the launch of flights to ski destinations, Munich and Grenoble, from December 2012.
Flights for Summer 13 from Leeds Bradford Airport start from March 2013 and will include the following services; all available to book via Monarch | Cheap Flights, Holidays & Hotels from 10th July: Antalya 2 x weekly
Barcelona 2 x weekly
Bodrum 2 x weekly (22 July 16 Sept only)
Dalaman 2 x weekly
Faro 3 x weekly
Heraklion 2 x weekly
Lanzarote 2 x weekly
Larnaca 2 x weekly
Majorca 4 x weekly
Menorca 2 x weekly
Rome 2 x weekly
Tenerife 2 x weekly
Munich 3 x weekly
Commenting on the launch of the new base from Leeds Bradford and the introduction of new flights for summer 2013, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said The strategy for Monarch Airlines is now firmly focused on its scheduled services and we are delighted to add Leeds Bradford as our sixth UK base. The addition of thirteen routes further strengthens our already extensive network of leisure destinations across Europe from many of the major gateways in the UK.
Monarchs operations continue to grow from strength to strength and we have expanded our operations based on demand; offering passengers choice, value and great customer service. The launch of Leeds Bradford as a base for the airline has the potential to create around 200 jobs within the local area and will provide a gateway for inbound tourism with an estimated 20,000 EU passengers travelling from Europe to West Yorkshire.
John Parkin, Chief Executive of Leeds Bradford Airport, said: We are pleased to welcome a Monarch base at Leeds Bradford Airport for Summer 2013. Monarchs extensive route network will deliver increased destination choice for leisure travellers flying to and from Yorkshire. This investment provides significant benefits to the local economy alongside bringing new jobs to the region. It is tremendous news for the Leeds City Region and we look forward to a successful relationship with Monarch.
According to Jethro's there are four B737s leased from four different companies, two of which are based in EMA and two at BHX. The leasing for all four aircraft is reported to be until the end of July 2012, so Monarch should be making some noises very soon of new acquisitions.