Big interest for Ryanair in Montenegro
Ryanair, which only last week announced the launch of its first route to Montenegro, is reported to be recording strong ticket sales. According to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, over the weekend only two seats were left for the inaugural Charleroi - Podgorica - Charleroi flight although tickets can still be booked on the airline’s website. The ministry indicates there has been a strong response from the public, with the service to Belgium allowing passengers to connect onto flights to Scandinavia and brining Montenegro closer to the administrative capital of the European Union. The no frills airline will launch two weekly flights to Podgirva from June 20 with further flight details available here.
Ryanair will operate flights to Montenegro until at least 2016 according to an agreement signed between the low cost airline and the government. Over the next three years the airline has offered to operate up to fourteen destinations from Tivat with Milan, Barcelona, London, Oslo and Stockholm selected by the government so far. According to the ministry, Ryanair has not received any subsidies or incentives and will be paying landing and handling fees in full.
Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely, says, “Ryanair is delighted to launch its first flights to and from Montenegro at Podgorica, with one new route to and from Brussels Charleroi, commencing on June 20, as Ryanair expands its route network to 29 countries across Europe and North Africa. Montenegrin visitors and consumers can now beat the recession and travel on Ryanair’s ultra low fares with no fuel surcharge guaranteed and Ryanair’s new Podgorica route will deliver over 10.000 passengers per annum with further growth planned, including new routes to and from Tivat in summer 2014”.
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