Montenegro Airlines has sent in an offer to the Macedonian government for the creation of a joint new national carrier. The Macedonian government has not responded to Montenegro Airlines’ request but the Macedonian Civil Aviation Directorate (ACV) has said that Montenegro Airlines could set up services from Skopje as the two countries have a bilateral aviation agreement. The director of the ACV says that Montenegro Airlines could cover the market with 2 aircraft, but adds that the Macedonian government is not in favour of setting up a national flag carrier after the demise of MAT Macedonian Airlines which on September 1 lost its Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
It has been confirmed that Turkish Airlines is no longer interested in setting up an airline in Macedonia, although a Turkish company is hoping to set up Laluna Airlines. Monte Air which would be partly operated by Dubrovnik Airline is also planned, while Jat Airways plans to activate Aeromak, 11 years after it was registered.
Montenegro Airlines recently launched flights from Podgorica to Skopje.