Podgorica AirportThe two main airports in Montenegro, Podgorica and Tivat, are reporting soaring passenger numbers. In the first half of the year the two airports, combined, saw a passenger increase of 16%. Podgorica saw numbers surge by an impressive 36% while Tivat recorded a passenger decrease of 3%. Montenegro Airlines played a big part in the passenger increase. Its transit passengers from Skopje, Priština and Niš increased dramatically this year, thus pushing numbers upwards and bringing alternative passengers to the airports compared to the regular tourist and diaspora traffic. In June, the two airports handled 137.626 passengers, managing to scrape past the record breaking June of 2008 when the airports handled 136.196 passengers.
Despite the surging passenger numbers, the two airports reported a financial loss of 472.083 Euros. In the first half of the year, Podgorica and Tivat handled 427.371 passengers.