Monarch Airlines’ former Airbus A330-243 G-SMAN (msn 261) has found a new home. G-SMAN arrived back at Birmingham from Cambridge after repainting. The airliner will become 9M-AZL
with Eaglexpress Air Charter who will operate it on behalf of flynas.
Wizz Air (Hungary) (Budapest) will launch the two new routes to Birmingham (UK). The twice-weekly Warsaw – Birmingham route will be started on September 14 followed the next day by twice-weekly Budapest -Birmingham service according to Airline Route.
Copyright Photo: Clement Alloing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 F-WWIA (msn 6614) (delivered as HA-LYQ) departs Toulouse wearing the new 2015 livery.
Monarch Airlines (London-Luton) officially retired its last Airbus A330 from revenue service on April 30. The last flight, operated by the pictured Airbus A330-243 G-EOMA (msn 265), was a short trip between the carrier’s two bases of London Gatwick and Birmingham and arrived to the signature water canon salute. Collectively, the A330 racked up over 30 million miles for the UK carrier. But as one door closes, another opens. The ending of A330 operations marked the beginning of a new age for Monarch, as it has completed it’s transition to a fully scheduled airline.
The airline said through it’s Facebook page on April 30:
“Today the last remaining Airbus A330 in Monarch’s fleet operated its last flight for the airline, leaving the London Gatwick airport at 2.20 pm (1420) and landing at Birmingham Airport at 3.20 pm (1520).
This special day also marks a new chapter for us, as we become a completely scheduled airline.
We are very excited to see what the future holds and look forward to flying you to the best city and sun destinations in Europe!”
Report by Assistant Editor Oliver from Manchester.
TAG Aviation (UK) (Limited is operating this Boeing 757-2K2 WL registered G-TCSX (msn 26330) on an around-the-world VIP charter tour from March 16 through April 8, 2015.
The company describes the VIP tour:
The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience comes to life through a variety of extraordinary itineraries that crisscross the globe and allow you to discover up to 10 international destinations on a single private jet journey. Whether you want to travel around the world or delve into the cultural life of a specific region, your adventure awaits.