Tivat Airport overtakes Sarajevo and PodgoricaFor Tivat Airport 2011 is shaping up to be its busiest year on record since it opened its doors in 1971. By the end of November, Tivat welcomed 634.226 passengers, an impressive increase of up to 19.2%. The good figures come on top of a strong year for Montenegrin tourism. The airport handled a total of 4.413 flights which is up 11.5% on the same period last year. “We expect to end the year with a total of 645.000 passengers”, Tivat Airport CEO Ranko Bošković says.
With such strong figures, Tivat Airport will end the year ahead of larger airports such as Sarajevo and rival Podgorica. As a result, Tivat should take its place as the seventh busiest airport in the former Yugoslavia in 2011. On the other hand, by the end of November Podgorica Airport handled 572.272 passengers.
Montenegro Airlines was the busiest out if its hub airports this year followed by Jat Airways and the Russian charter airline Moskovia. Turkish Airlines managed fourth, while partner Star Alliance member Austrian only sixth. Belgrade continues to be the most popular destination from Montenegro in 2011, followed by Moscow in second and Vienna in third place.