Air Berlin to Tivat from summer 2011As was widely tipped in May, Air Berlin will become the first low cost airline to serve Montenegro. Germany’s second largest carrier will commence seasonal summer flights from four cities in Germany to Tivat after a deal was reached with the Montenegrin Government. “We have received an official confirmation that flights will begin next season. Air Berlin is currently holding negotiations with tour operators which, we hope, will use the services of this world renowned company”, Karlo Petelin, the director of Montenegro Tourism’s office in Frankfurt said. Although the exact destinations from which Air Berlin will serve Tivat are yet to be announced, in May 2010 Air Berlin suggested to the Montenegrin Government for flights to originate from Nuremberg, one of the airline’s hubs.
Currently, Montenegro Airlines is the sole carrier operating flights between Montenegro and Germany. Montenegro Airlines flies between Podgorica and Frankfurt. During the 1980s Montenegro saw a significant number of German tourists. There were approximately 250.000 Germans visiting Montenegro each year. Today, the number stands at jut 25.500.