Monday, September 20, 2010

Montenegro gets low cost flights

Air Berlin to Tivat from summer 2011
As 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.


  1. cooool! i want them to fly me from berlin to montenegro..same for belgrade!! that would be just perfect!

  2. Please double-check!!!

    I found it will be charter flights operated by Air Berlin. It makes huuuge difference.
    It is in line with state`s protectionism of YM.

    So, please, double-check if this is scheduled or charter flights.

  3. Great news for Montenegro!
    AB should definitely be more present in EX-YU region than it is right now! ;)

  4. AB has been present in Montenegro in 2002, 2003 and not sure about 2004...they operated from Berlin TXL and Leipzig LEJ airports. Those charter flights were government supported and as someone advised before me it should be double-checked if same things hapening again...if not it will be good for passengers and bad for MGX!

  5. AB is present in ex yu, has flights to Rijeka, Split, Dubrovnik, Pristina and Belgrade through FlyNiki...


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