With Monarch, Croatian passengers can now fly directly from Zagreb to London – Gatwick three times a week, and to Manchester twice a week.
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 began 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 Croatia 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.”
“It is a great honour and pleasure to welcome Monarch in Zagreb, exactly one month after the opening of the new International Zagreb Airport Franjo Tuđman. With the opening of the new airport, a new era began in the operations of our airport, and with the arrival of Monarch the number of destinations and carriers for the last four years continue to increase”, said David Gabelica, Member of the MZLZ d.d.
Inauguration ceremony was also attended by Peter Clements, Deputy Ambassador of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Martina Bienenfeld, Director of Zagreb Tourist Board, and Monarch was presented by David Page, Director of Communications of Monarch Group.
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 favourite 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 centre 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 centres. 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.