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Old 2nd May 2012, 09:07
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I doubt monarch would launch a new base in the summer let alone the winter. CWL isn't on the cards no matter how much people would love it.

monarch - steady as she goes.
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Just wait and see.

Some interesting new routes coming!
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Old 2nd May 2012, 16:26
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Is there any date soon when more information about the rumoured
new base and routes will be announced........

Or will we just play the waiting game.

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Old 2nd May 2012, 17:17
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Well, personally i am not sure that is why i asked the forum, but for an airline there is no obvious timescale, just when and if something gets announced ! Hopefully it will be soon though !
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Old 2nd May 2012, 17:35
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I hope it's a really 'BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ' . Haven't had one of those for a while
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Old 3rd May 2012, 09:28
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Announced yesterday, Monarch two new routes from LGW and BHX to Dubrovnik and Heraklion effective 1st May.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 12:22
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When are Monarch going to get some new aircraft like Thomson and others.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 13:22
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When the economic and operational conditions dictate that they're required.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 16:29
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East Midlands will be the new base.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 16:31
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Monarch to launch new regional base

Monarch has announced a further expansion of its operations across the Midlands with the launch of a new base at East Midlands Airport and also additional flights from Birmingham.

The airline will launch new flights to key leisure destinations across the Mediterranean, including to Malaga, Alicante, Palma and Faro in Portugal from the Midlands in late summer.

In addition, it will expand its operations from Birmingham by adding more flights to Malaga, Alicante, Faro Rome and Palma plus a new route to Barcelona.

Monarch managing director Kevin George said: "In light of recent industry changes, opportunities have opened up in the market. It has become clear that the Midlands will be underserved as a region in the future, and that there is a lack of quality carriers to serve customers travelling from the area.

"As an airline with over 40 years heritage and a stronghold in the Midlands already, the expansion of our existing services from Birmingham and the launch of operations from East Midlands makes perfect sense for Monarch, and accelerates the strategy we announced last year to focus on the development of our scheduled operations into key leisure destinations across the Mediterranean, the Canaries and North Africa."
Looks to be a direct result of the closure of bmibaby!
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Old 3rd May 2012, 16:39
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I'll have to eat my hat!

Well done monarch on a good quick move to east midlands! Decisions like that will make profit!
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Old 3rd May 2012, 17:16
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Well done Monarch although i think CWL would also be good as well .

Any more routes TBA? I hope VCE, MXP, GIB, LEI, TFS, ACE, LPA & FUE.

Also hope very job at Bmibaby is saved!
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Old 3rd May 2012, 17:30
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Excellent news for MON, they already have a large market presence in the Midlands so this is pretty logical if im honest. Also, i see it as a quick move to fill the baby gap !
I also hope that every job is saved within baby, and someone takes a plunge with them. However, i would also have liked to have seen CWL, although i now think that there are no spare aircraft available, correct me if im wrong ?
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Old 3rd May 2012, 18:10
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Monarch @ EMA

Can't quite fathom this.

Its either an act of genius by Monarch or the actions of madman. Cant think of to many successful base openings at the end of a Summer, with a limited time to sell product ect.

Are they going to be carving their program's elswhere to enable this move.? Or buying in capacity from elsewhere?

A bold move either way but not sure it will necessarily mean its a profitable one!
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Old 3rd May 2012, 21:01
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Can I also just ask, where are these extra aircraft to do these routes going to come from? Are some routes going to be reduced?

Just some ideas, they could aquire the remaining three TOM airbuses or maybe get some off any other airline who are getting rid of their A320/1's
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Old 3rd May 2012, 21:06
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Any chance of monarch popping up at BHD?
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Old 3rd May 2012, 21:13
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Can't quite fathom this.

Its either an act of genius by Monarch or the actions of madman. Cant think of to many successful base openings at the end of a Summer, with a limited time to sell product ect.



If they've got any sense they will launch their programme over the school peak and take advantage of the traditional capacity squeeze in Jul/Aug. Why wait until Sep?
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Old 3rd May 2012, 21:22
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I hope this provides some much needed jobs for the Baby guys and girls, great move by Monarch though and good timing.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 21:25
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There isn't even an official start date yet, it could be the middle of August for all anyone knows...

On paper it would suggest to be a much better idea to launch in July ready for the Summer holidays, but with so little time to promote already heavily operated routes, where would the sense be in that? Bmibaby will already have thousends of passengers going to those destinations, such passengers won't be cancelling their holidays and changing because bmibabys details have been very clear in that specific dates have been set to their closure.

Monarch have got it absolutely correct, they know Ryanair will find it difficult to put a few extra aircraft at EMA due to little flexibility in their operation this Summer due to limited new aircraft deliveries, Flybe don't have the capacity to offer those routes at the current time on the scale which bmibaby did, and Jet2 are already planning for 2013, so in the near, short term, won't be planning anything different also.
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