Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
22 July 2011 11:06
Monarch Airlines is launching a new route from Gatwick to Barcelona
A new route between Gatwick and Barcelona will be introduced by low cost carrier Monarch Airlines from October.
Daily flights to the Spanish city will start on October 21, with the airline planning to scale up services to 11 per week from October 31.
In addition to drawing business travellers, people taking short city breaks and beach goers, Barcelona is a "fantastic gateway to the ski slopes of the Pyrenees" during the winter season, said the airline's managing director Kevin George.
Travel insurance holders going to the Spanish city on holidays or leisure trips will "appreciate the convenience and flexibility" of the new service, he said.
With the addition of Barcelona the number of destinations served by Monarch from Gatwick will increase to 13.
The airline operates flights to other popular holiday hotspots including Menorca, Cyprus and the Algarve.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.
08 September 2016
British Airways is apologising to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems.
07 September 2016
Tiny particles that are breathed in and taken into the brain through air pollution could trigger Alzheimer's disease, research finds.