SPAIN NEWS: People living in the Costa del Sol resorts of Marbella and surrounding areas are set to have more flight options available to them. Monarch, is to launch flights to Gibraltar as part of the carrier’s expansion of its Birmingham network of routes for summer 2013. Offering three flights a week from the West Midlands airport, the service will start on 23 March 2013, with tickets now on sale.
The flight from Birmingham will depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6.35am, arriving in Gibraltar at 10.30am.
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The return flight will depart Gibraltar at 11.15am, arriving in Birmingham at 1.10pm.
“We are delighted to be introducing what we are sure will be a popular route,” Kevin George, Managing Director of Monarch Airlines said.
“We have carried out a lot of research to understand the routes our customers want and we are confident that a service from Birmingham to Gibraltar will meet their demands.”
Commenting on the developments Gibraltar Government Minister of Tourism, Public Transport and the Port, The Hon. Neil Costa, said ’We are delighted that Monarch Airlines has decided to provide a service from the Midlands to Gibraltar and that their decision will bring great commercial opportunity all round, according to a statement from the company.
Monarch will be operating three flights a week to Malaga and two flights a week to Alicante and Faro, as well as twice-weekly services to Lanzarote and Tenerife, according to thisisnottngham.co.uk.
However, from October 28 the number of flights will reduce when Monarch moves to its winter schedule.