Tivat Airport passenger terminalMontenegro’s second international airport, Tivat, saw passenger numbers decline by 7% in 2009. As a result, a total of 532.156 passengers were handled, down from 570.636 in 2008. A total of 4.226 aircraft operations took place at the airport, decreasing by 9% compared to the year before. The declining passenger numbers are blamed on the global financial crisis. In total, Montenegro’s 2 airports, Podgorica and Tivat, handled 982.456 passengers in 2009, compared to 1.109.113 in 2008. Notably, passenger figures significantly increased in December of 2009, compared to 2008, thanks to the abolishment of EU visa restrictions for Montenegrin citizens.
In 2009, Tivat Airport undertook an important project – the expansion of the aircraft parking platforms which now allows for aircraft such as the Boeing B737 and Airbus A320 to safely park. The investment was worth 2.5 million Euros.