However, Montenegro Airlines is less than happy with the upcoming competition. Recently, CEO Zoran Djurišić said that if low cost airlines were to come to Montenegro they should operate an all year round service and as a result, struggle. “Montenegro Airlines struggles for 8 months while low cost airlines will operate for 3 months and fill their aircraft to London, Paris and Moscow, services which we have nurtured for 8 months”.
The semi low cost airline Air Berlin has already confirmed that it will commence flights to Tivat on May 18. Flight details for the service can be found here. In the first 2 months of 2011, Montenegro’s two airports handled 95.175 passengers, an increase of 6% compared to the same period last year.
Tripoli flights resume
In unrelated news, Jat Airways has resumed scheduled services to the Libyan capital Tripoli, only the second European airline after Air Malta to do so. The service was suspended when violence broke out in the country a few weeks ago. However, the future of the service is uncertain as the Libyan crisis continues. Tomorrow, visitors of the blog will be able to review Jat Airways’ 2011 summer changes.