UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines will launch 14 routes from Manchester, Birmingham and London to Italy, Greece and Croatia next summer.

The new routes includes service from Manchester to Dubrovnik in Croatia, Milan Malpensa, Venice and Verona. The carrier will begin service from Birmingham to Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Milan, Rome and Venice.

The routes to be launched from London include flights to Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Milan and Venice from London Gatwick airport and to Rome from London Luton airport.

Monarch will add two Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet from March 2012, which will initiate its expansion plans that the airline said will see the fleet grow from 30 to around 40 aircraft in the medium term.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news