Monarch Airlines SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Monarch Airlines with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Monarch Airlines

Parent Company

Globus Travel Group


Passenger and charter airline



Tagline/ Slogan



One of the world’s largest privately held airlines



Primarily budget customers, and few leisure travelers

Target Group

Vacation travelers, price sensitive passengers


Low cost to mid-range carrier

SWOT Analysis


1. Excellent customer service records with a capacity of 6+ million customers annually

2. Huge fleet consisting of 40+ large capacity aircrafts

3. Economies of scale in aircraft maintenance owing to single category fleet

4. Large geographical presence across 100+ destinations in Europe.

5. Strong online and social media presence

6. Cheap holiday packages


1. Absence of small capacity fleet

2. Operating air-bases are cost ineffective

3. Declining customer traffic over last few years


1. Procure smaller fleet for their charter services

2. Persisting global meltdown is favoring low cost airlines to flourish

3. Increasing geographic presence can open more opportunities


1. Increasing fuel prices make low fare operations infeasible

2. Airbus’ inability to cater to Monarch’s order, stalling capital

3. Highly volatile fuel prices and rising air taxes in UK

4. Global meltdown encouraging rail travel within Europe



1. Ryanair

2. Easy Jet



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