Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Paris flights a success

Paris – Podgorica flights booked out
The first group of tourists from France came last night to Montenegro’s capital Podgorica after flying with Montenegro Airlines’ shiny new Embraer 195 aircraft. With a total of 113 passengers onboard, the aircraft was operating with full capacity. It landed at Podgorica Airport after which the French tourists proceeded towards Petrovac where they are staying in the hotel “Palas”. The tourists were welcomed by Rajko Uskoković, the Montenegro Airlines manager of the Paris office. On this occasion, he pointed out that this arrival of French tourists marks the beginning of a successful cooperation between Montenegro Airlines and tour operators from France. “Groups of tourists from France will be coming to Montenegro by scheduled flights of Montenegro Airlines until the end of October 2009. During the month of May the Montenegrin national carrier carry out 23 flights from Paris to Montenegro and this indicates the high interest of French tour operators for Montenegro Airlines flights”, Uskoković emphasised.

Despite the fact that this year has been marked as the year of crisis, Uskoković said that they managed to reach a deal with one of the most important tour operators. “From April 10, 2009 until the end of October 2009, tour operator “Prodintour” will have a certain number of seats reserved under the fixed rental on Montenegro Airlines flights. Montenegro Airlines has put in effort into making its scheduled flights competitive on the market when compared to airline companies in the region “, Uskoković said. He explained that the Montenegrin carrier will have three flights per week to Paris until the middle of June when a fourth flight will be introduced. “By the end of this year, we intend to carry out 152 flights from Paris and thus transport more than 1.400 passengers which will be a new record for the airline”, Uskoković concluded.

Montenegro Airlines’ main competitor on the Podgorica to Paris line is Jat Airways via Belgrade.

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