Monarch and PayPal Celebrate Two Year Partnership!

Dépèche transmise le 7 septembre 2009 par PRNewswire

LUTON, England, September 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning low fares airline, Monarch, and global leader in online payments, PayPal, are celebrating a successful two year partnership by rewarding customers and removing booking fees for all flights booked via and paid for via PayPal.

Between 04 and 30 September 2009, all scheduled Monarch flights booked on monarch.co.uk and paid for via PayPal will have the booking fee waived, meaning great savings* for PayPal customers looking to get away and take advantage of Monarch's year-round low fares.

PayPal offers a convenient way to pay online as well as protecting customers' transactions and personal information. Once customers open an account, their financial details are securely stored, meaning that when paying for Monarch flights via PayPal , customers do not need to re-enter their financial details, and are therefore able to benefit from a faster booking process.

Commenting on the PayPal partnership and promotion, managing director of Monarch Flights and Holidays, Liz Savage, said, "Monarch was the first European Airline to join forces with PayPal in 2007 and offer customers a secure alternative to credit and debit card transactions. A growing number of our customers now choose to pay for their flights using PayPal and have spent over GBP10 million since its introduction. As a thank you to them for their continued support, we are delighted to be waiving the booking fees on all flights booked on monarch.co.uk and paid for using PayPal before the end of September."

Also commenting on the partnership, Carl Scheible, PayPal's UK managing director, said, "Monarch's decision to accept PayPal in 2007 was a landmark for us, showing consumers they could use PayPal on a wide range of websites as well as eBay.co.uk. We've been delighted at how many PayPal customers have booked flights with Monarch. A growing number of big brands also now accept PayPal on their websites, giving our 26 million UK account holders more choice than ever when they shop online."

Monarch operates scheduled flights to Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and Cyprus from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports. In addition to year-round low fares, Monarch also offers a unique range of tasty hot and cold meals onboard with prices from GBP3.00. To enable customers to select where in the cabin they sit and ensure that families and groups sit together, seats can be pre-booked at GBP7.50 per one-way flight, or from only GBP15, extra-legroom seats are available, which offer up to six inches of extra space.

Passengers travelling on scheduled flights can also avoid the queues at the airport and take advantage of online check-in which is available between seven days and 4.5 hours prior to departure.

In addition to flights, Monarch also now offers a huge range of great value holidays, accommodation options, car hire and travel insurance.

For further information or to book Monarch flights, Monarch Holidays or Monarch Hotels, please visit .

Standard PayPal booking fee when booking Monarch flights equals 3% of the total value of the booking. Minimum booking fee is GBP2.49 per booking.

Notes to editors

Flights must be booked on and paid for using PayPal by midnight on 30 September 2009. No travel restrictions apply.

PayPal payments are only available for scheduled flight bookings.

Booking fee waiver applies to online bookings only.

New transactions only.

Monarch Airlines is a British low fares airline based in Luton, England. It is one of the United Kingdom's largest charter airlines operating to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, India and Africa, serving holidaymakers with perfect holidays.

Monarch was recently named as 'Leisure Airline of the Year' in prestigious travel industry awards. At Monarch.co.uk great offers are available for Caribbean holidays and many other destinations.

CONTACT: For further media information contact: James Frankland, PR &Communications Executive, Tel: +44(0)1582-398146 or Fax: +44(0)1582-488663


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