Monarch new direct flights to Manchester and London

With Monarch Croatian passengers now can fly directly from Zagreb to London - Gatwick three times a week, and to Manchester twice a week.
Zagreb, April 28, 2017

Monarch, the leading independent airline and holiday company from Great Britain arrived in Zagreb on April 28, 2017 introducing both direct flights from Zagreb to London, while on Saturday April 29 Monarch will begin with a year round direct flights from Zagreb to Manchester. Exactly a month after the opening of the brand new Franjo Tuđman International airport comes the first new airline Monarch whose main goal is to provide quality connection between Croatian and Great Britain at a very affordable prices.

David Page, Director of Communications at Monarch said: “We are very pleased to be launching new year round flights to and from Zagreb.  Monarch is the only airline to fly direct to both Manchester and London Gatwick airports from Zagreb.  Both destinations make for perfect weekend breaks with plenty to offer visitors. We hope that the people of Zagreb will quickly discover our high level of service combined with our convenient departure times and low costs.”

Easier way to London, but also to English language schools in Cambridge and Oxford

Return flight tickets with all taxes included can be purchased at the price starting from 95 Euro. According to the schedule you can fly to London on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and to Manchester on Saturdays and Mondays. The flight will be operated by Airbus A321.

According to the latest data from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics, from Croatia to UK in 2015 there were a fifty thousand tourist trips lasting for one or more days, which is a big increase compared to the previous year when it in total we had thirty two thousand trips. On Croatian travel market London proved to be an excellent destination for a short break filled with urban spirit, culture, the world's leading attractions and entertainment, and a favorite place for young people who want to learn English abroad.

Adding the fact that university cities of Cambridge and Oxford are within easy reach from London, the new low cost flights will certainly be an additional motivation when choosing to go to the local high-quality English language schools.

Weekend in Manchester

Monarch’s arrival in Zagreb is certainly a great opportunity for those looking for additional ideas for a weekend abroad, and not only in the well-known London, but also in a diverse city of Manchester.
In Manchester there are more than 500 thousands inhabitants, while the linguistic diversity in this city is higher than in many countries of the world. Here you can hear even more than 153 languages. Apart being known for one of the top football clubs in the world, Manchester is also known as a city with the most student population in Europe, and place with a numerous entertainment possibilities.

One of the most interesting locations in the city is certainly Castlefield, which developed from the former Roman fort. In the early nineties the location turned into the hub of bars and restaurants. It is particularly picturesque because of its many canals, viaducts and railway bridges that talk about the rich history of the city that was once the center of the Industrial Revolution.

The world’s most punctual low cost carrier

Monarch was voted the world’s most punctual low cost carrier in OAG’s Punctuality League 2016 and was appointed a Gold Trusted Service Award by Feefo, the independent trusted ratings and reviews platform in February 2017.
From 2012 Monarch also has direct flights from Dubrovnik to Birmingham and London, in the period from May to late October. Tourism season in Croatia will also benefit more with a new Monarch flight from Birmingham to Split, which begins to operate on June 25 regularly every Tuesday and Saturday until the end of September. The Croatian Coast is proving to be more and more popular with British tourists, and every year more than 400 thousands of British tourists visit the country.

On its routes Monarch is connecting popular summer destinations, well known ski destinations, and major urban centers. Its network includes more than forty destinations with a total of over six million seats, and the farthest are Canary Islands and Israel. In 2018 Monarch celebrates the 50th anniversary, and the arrival of the first Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft. Monarch new fleet will offer a better customer experience, have a 40% smaller community noise footprint than other single-aisle aircraft and will be exceptionally fuel efficient.

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About Monarch:

Monarch is a leading UK independent airline group. The company includes the scheduled airline, in-house tour operator and an award-winning engineering division.  The airline flies from five UK bases: London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford and Luton, where it is headquartered.  The airline offers six million sector seats to more than 40 leisure destinations, the tour operating division offers package holidays across the airline’s scheduled network covering beach, city and ski breaks.

Some of the popular Monarch destinations are:  Barcelona, Ibiza, Lisbon, Roma, Venice, Stockholm, Porto, Majorca, Malaga, Madeira, Rhodos, Tel Aviv, Cyprus, Canary islands, Lapland, Dubrovnik, and from 28th of April as well Zagreb and Split starting from 25th of June 2017. Monarch was voted the world’s most punctual low cost carrier in OAG’s Punctuality League 2016 and was appointed a Gold Trusted Service Award by Feefo, the independent trusted ratings and reviews platform in February 2017.