Leeds Bradford becomes newest UK base for Monarch Airlines

Hotel News - 12/07/2012

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Monarch Airlines has opened its new UK base at Leeds Bradford airport.

Officials from the airline said this week that Yorkshire residents could enjoy 12 new routes from Leeds Bradford, which is now the firm’s sixth base airport in the United Kingdom. Among new Monarch destinations from the airport are Dalaman, Majorca, Munich and Tenerife.

“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,” said James Massey, marketing manager for the carrier.

He added, “Monarch’s 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”.

Leeds Bradford airport sales and marketing manager James Broughton said in a statement, “We are pleased to welcome a Monarch base at Leeds Bradford Airport for Summer 2013. Monarch’s 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”.

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