LONDON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
To celebrate the launch of Monarch Airlines' eight new Italian routes a host of Roman gladiators, Veronese opera singers and Venetian gondolas surprised passengers at London Gatwick Airport as a huge 1,000 square feet 3D artwork took over the runway.
The exciting expansion will see Monarch offering flights to the beautiful and historic Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Venice and Verona. The new route launches will build upon Monarch's growth strategy revealed in June 2011 to focus on expanding its scheduled services to new leisure destinations across Europe.
The managing director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George said: "We are delighted to be able to bring a little bit of Italy to London Gatwick and could not think of a better way to show off our new Italian connection by showcasing this 3D artwork on the runway for our passengers to enjoy. Monarch Airlines is now firmly focused on expanding its scheduled network and we are delighted to be adding the new Italian routes to our extensive range of leisure destinations across Europe."
The new routes will be flying from all of Monarch's UK bases and the launch dates for the flights are:
Flights to Milan - from Manchester, Birmingham and London Gatwick starting 25th March
Flights to Rome - from London Luton and Birmingham starting 25th March
Flights to Venice - from Manchester (from 27th March), Birmingham (from 25th March) and London Gatwick (from 25th March)
Flights to Verona - from Manchester starting 2nd May
For further information or to book flights to one of Monarch's new Italian destinations please visit: http://www.monarch.co.uk/italy/flights
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