No booking fees on Monarch flights paid via PayPal



23 September 2009


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 monarch.co.uk 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.

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 £10 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.

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, visit monarch.co.uk.

* Standard PayPal booking fee when booking Monarch flights equals 3% of the total value of the booking. Minimum booking fee is £2.49 (€2.99) per booking.


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