Monarch has confirmed that its charter service to Tobago will finish at the end of April 2015. Monarch Airlines has a long association with the Caribbean island and has been flying there since 2008. The flights, which are operated on behalf of the Government of Tobago, are sold through tour operator, Golden Caribbean.
The move comes a result of the airline’s recent strategic review of all areas of the business and its subsequent transfer of ownership to Greybull Capital LLP. Part of this review was the decision that the airline will cease charter and long-haul flying at the end of winter 2014/15 and concentrate on its ‘heartland’ of scheduled short-haul European leisure routes with increased average frequencies. The A330-200 aircraft which currently operate this service are part of Monarch’s fleet reduction and will leave the fleet at the end of April 2015.
Adrian Tighe, Monarch Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer commented: “We are delighted to have supported Tobago’s growth as a leading Caribbean destination over the last six years and we wish the Government of Tobago and the new operators every success for the future. We know the island will continue to be a very popular choice for holiday makers.”