MONARCH airline group announced on December 22 that it would operate flights from London Gatwick to Gibraltar as part of the carrier’s expansion of its network of routes for summer 2016.
It is planned that there will be four flights a week operating on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with a mix of early morning and afternoon departures, starting from May 1 2016 although tickets are already on sale.
With an additional 1,392 seats a week on this new service, London Gatwick is now Monarch’s fourth destination from Gibraltar, joining London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham. For summer 2016 the airline will offer a total of 17 weekly flights to Gibraltar, including 5 to London Luton, and 4 each to Manchester and Birmingham.
The Hon Samantha Sacramento, Minister for Tourism commented “This is exciting news following the announcement of other increases in the number of seats available for flights to Gibraltar next summer. Gatwick has always been a very important route for Gibraltar with a very important catchment area and we are pleased to welcome Monarch to this route. The initiative taken by the airline serves to strengthen the very strong ties and commitment that the airline has had to the Rock.”
Monarch’s Gatwick fares start at £89 including taxes and charges. More information isavailable on www.monarch.co.uk