British low-cost airline Jet2 announced a new line between Dubrovnik and Birmingham in its summer flight schedule for 2018. This is a quick reaction to the collapse of a competing British airline carrier Monarch Airlines, which suspended all transit last weekend. It is also the first reaction with taking over some of the lines on which Monarch Airlines flew this year in Croatia – reports Avioradar.
Although Monarch Airlines flew this route three times a week, Jet2 comes with two flights per week each Tuesday and Saturday from May 26th to November 3rd. Earlier this year, when announcing its summer schedule for 2018, Jet2 also added an upgrade on the Dubrovnik-London (Stansted Airport) line, which partly covers for the absence of Monarch Airlines flights for the next year.
Unrelated to the bankruptcy of Monarch Airlines, Jet2 already announced a new Split-Birmingham line, which will fully fill the absence of Monarch Airlines in Split. Also, the Jet2 will considerably extend the flying season from Birmingham to Split for almost two months longer in the pre-season and for a month longer in the post-season than the Monarch, which this year only flew from June 25th to October 1st.