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Monarch Airlines

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3.0 of 5 stars 568 ratings 49% recommend

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3.0 of 5 stars Value
3.0 of 5 stars Check-in experience
3.0 of 5 stars Punctuality
3.0 of 5 stars Baggage handling
2.0 of 5 stars Seat comfort
3.0 of 5 stars In-flight service
2.0 of 5 stars In-flight amenities
2.0 of 5 stars Reasonableness of fees

About Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines is a low-cost airline based at Luton Airport near London. Monarch was founded in 1967 and began scheduled service in 1986 with flights to three Spanish resorts. Today, Monarch provides charter service and scheduled service to more than 15 destinations, including Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Cyprus and Turkey. The airline operates its hubs and focus cities at London-Luton, London-Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham. Monarch is the oldest UK airline still operating under its original brand name.

Class of Service

Monarch offers two classes of service on its A330s and B767s. Other aircraft are configured with Main Cabin serviceonly.

Premium Cabin

The Premium Cabin is available only on select long haul routes and may be arranged through your tour operator. Passengers traveling in the Premium Cabin enjoy dedicated check-in, priority boarding and baggage handling, fast track through security in Gatwick and Manchester and an extra baggage allowance. Onboard, passengers in the Premium Cabin enjoy wider seats with more legroom, personal video entertainment systems on A330s, amenity kits and complimentary food and bar service.

Main Cabin

Passengers traveling in the Main Cabin can purchase seats in advance, including seats with up to 6 inches of extra legroom. Meals can also be purchased in advance.

Food and Drink

Passengers traveling in the Premium Cabin enjoy a complimentary welcome drink, bar service and entrée. In-flight meals can be purchased in advance by passengers traveling in the Main Cabin, and the menu varies depending on the time of day your flight departs. Snacks and drinks may also be purchased onboard.


Passengers traveling in the Premium Cabin on Monarch's A330s enjoy personal televisions. Shared televisions are available throughout the Main Cabin of Monarch's A330s.

View Monarch Airlines seat maps at SeatGuru.com.

Aircraft seat map

The Fleet

Monarch's fleet includes the following aircraft types*:

The A300s in Monarch's fleet can seat up to 174 passengers in a single-class configuration.
A320 and A321
There are more than 20 A320s and A321s in Monarch's fleet, and they are configured with a single class and can seat up to 180 and 220 passengers, respectively.
Monarch's A330s are operated with two classes of service and can seat up to 374 passengers.
the 757s in Monarch's fleet can seat up to 229 passengers in a single-class configuration.

*Please note that Monarch might have several configurations of a specific aircraft type, so please check SeatGuru for seat map information and recommendations on the best seats for your flight.

Customer Loyalty Program

Vantage Club is Monarch's frequent flyer loyalty program.

  • You can earn Flying Points by flying on scheduled Monarch flights.
  • You will earn 20 Flying Points for each £1, or 13 Flying Points for each €1, spent on flights.
  • Flying Points can be redeemed for travel awards.
  • Flying Points are valid for 3 years. Your membership level will become inactive if you do not accumulate a minimum of 4 one-way flights during your membership year. If your account becomes inactive, you will have 12 months to redeem any Flying Points in your account.
  • Membership levels are Indigo, Silver and Gold. Indigo is the entry level for all Vantage Club members. Silver and Gold membership is attained by flying 10 and 16 one-way flights, respectively, during the 12 months beginning on the date your membership card is issued.
    • Perks for Silver and Gold members include an increased baggage allowance, priority check-in and fast track through security in Manchester and Birmingham airports. Gold members also enjoy free seat selection and a discount to the executive lounge.
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