The service to Almeria will be offered during the summer of 2013, with twice a week flights commencing on May 4, next year.
The managing director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George, said, ‘We are delighted to be resuming the Almeria route for our summer 2013 flights programme from Manchester Airport. Since we last operated the route in 2011 the popularity of our Birmingham/Almeria flight has grown considerably and therefore we thought it timely to bring the route back to Manchester.
Our social media followers will be particularly pleased by the resumption of the flight as it has been the topic of discussion and debate for some time on both Facebook and Twitter and we are always very pleased to be able to respond positively to customer feedback.
The addition of Almeria for summer 2013 expands further our extensive offering from Manchester and we are sure that it will be a popular choice for our customers.’
Ken O’Toole, the chief commercial officer for Manchester Airports Group, the owner of Manchester Airport, said, ‘Monarch Airlines is a major carrier here and the re-instatement of the Almeria route will be a welcome addition to the summer 2013 schedule from Manchester. Spain remains a popular destination for leisure travellers using our airport and Monarch’s continued growth is something we will continue to support in the year ahead.’
The airline is also offering a number of cheap flights from UK airports, including Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and London Gatwick, to a number of destinations.