Saturday, October 29, 2016

Winter 2016/17 - Montenegro Airlines


Montenegro Airlines will make minor adjustments to its network this winter season, which begins tomorrow, October 30. Although wide-ranging changes were expected to take place this winter with the signing of a major codeshare agreement with Air Serbia, the deal is yet to be finalised and implemented. It has been suggested that under the agreement, Montenegro Airlines would operate an additional daily flight to Belgrade, however, as it currently stands, the carrier will be maintaining fewer services to the Serbian capital from Podgorica. Furthermore, the airline will reduce one weekly flight from Tivat to Moscow for a total of three per week.

In a statement to EX-YU Aviation News, Montenegro Airlines said operations during the 2016/17 winter season will be maintained with four aircraft. The carrier has four Embraer jets in its fleet and a further two operational Fokker 100s. According to its preliminary schedule, a mix of both types will be used throughout the winter, with 80% of all flights to be operated by the Embraer jets. "Depending on demand on certain routes, the aircraft are allocated to each destination based on a weekly review", the company said. The airline will continue to offer the same numbers of frequencies on services from Podgorica to Frankfurt, Ljubljana, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Zurich.

The 2016/17 winter season runs until March 25, 2017. Please note that the changes listed below are preliminary and based on current availability in the Global Distribution System (GDS). Furthermore, the table below displays the peak weekly frequency on each route during the course of the winter season. Adria Airways, Air Serbia and Croatia Airlines have all made adjustment to their winter networks as well and these modifications can be viewed by clicking on the provided links.

Departing Podgorica

DestinationFrequency W15/16Frequency W16/17ChangeNotes
Belgrade1715 2-
Frankfurt22--
Ljubljana33--
Paris22--
Rome33--
Vienna33--
Zurich33--

Departing Tivat

DestinationFrequency W15/16Frequency W16/17ChangeNotes
Belgrade1010--
Moscow43 1-

66 comments:

  1. Still no Etihad influence in their schedule...

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  2. This is such an underwhelming network. If an lcc based a plane in Podgorica they would be wiped out in a matter of months.

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  3. Are they flying with fewer planes then before?

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    1. I think 1 Fokker less.

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    2. Next year Montenegro will fly without its national carrier!! Croats must wake up or they will suffer teh same fate as people in Mac., soon Montenegro, Kosovo and so on.

      National airlines such be nurtured and protected.

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    3. Why should they? Neither Macedonia nor Hungary have national carriers and look at their figures. Protecting national airlines days will soon be over.

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    4. Wizz Air is a Hungarian company so it's a bit different but Macedonia will be in a big problems soon because W6 will only be there as long as subsidies are in place- better to subsidize a local carrier than.

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    5. This topic has been covered many times. Most W6 routes from SKP have been operating without subsidies for a long time. Wizz is profitable in SKP and they aren't going anywhere.

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    6. Is SKP profitable with Wizz?
      BUD apparently making significant losses. Wizz seems to be profitable there at the expense of Hungarian taxpayers.

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    7. It doesnt matter if SKP is profitable. It is not a public company anymore, therefore the losses would not be covered by the taxpayers.

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    8. Wizz business model is to beggar airports to which they fly. Sort of parasitism.
      It matters if the major airport of your capital is not profitable. After years of losses they will run out of money for basic maintenance. BUD is far behind from where it would be if Malev was around.

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    9. Thank you anon 10:46m, I think you made a very good comment. Do you think that this will not last for long? Which routes from SKP are the worst and best? SKP has TK already as their almost important national carrier, do you think Wizz can cause impact?

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  4. So what is happening between YM-JU codeshare? Why hasn't there been any progress on this?

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    1. Better that they don't sign it.

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    2. Maybe because of election which happen 2 weeks ago where main political party dont have majority anymore.

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    3. Well the main party won more seats this time then it did at the last election so...

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    4. YM has much more to gain from the agreement than JU. YM is trying to survive by using the agreement to milk JU. If they find a way, they will sign. If not, they will walk out.

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    5. The deal will be signed for sure but I agree with the person above. YM has much more to gain from it.

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    6. i know that p2p passengers dont! as price raised between Montenegro and Serbia for 15% aka 15euros.

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    7. YM will use the agreement to shift blame on JU and Serbia for its eventual demise. The routine.

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  5. They could operate this schedule with 2.2 aircraft... I don't see them making past S17.

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  6. How about London??? They can try with STN or LGW. The E195 can very easily make it to London.

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    1. They used to fly to London a few years back.

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    2. They do that only on summer base

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  7. EX_YU, YM will definitely fly TIV-BEG ten times per week during W16, they will operate three daily flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while one daily on the other days of the week. Please, correct your timetable.

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  8. I was expecting something much more competitive from Montenegro Airlines. Not sure if they realise what kind of competition they are facing. But I’m sure Daliborka has it all planned out.

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    1. http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/06/daliborka-pejovic-to-remain-montenegro.html

      Somebody in the forum said she has no airline experience, is this really true? If so, how come she is the CEO? Political reasons?

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    2. Off course it's political reasons. She is one of the leading members and highest ranked officials in DPS the party that leads Montenegro. She is also a state secretary.

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    3. She has two jobes..as state secretery ministry of sustainable development and Tourism and this one. and of course no airline experience.
      cv:
      http://www.mrt.gov.me/en/ministry/cabinet/daliborka_pejovic_eng

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    4. Thank you (thumbs)

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  9. There network has been unchanged for years.

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  10. What's the status of YM's Fokkers? In the article it says they have 2 operational F100s but what is going on with the other ones? Have they been sold or are they just sitting in Podgorica?

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    1. Grounded and being used for spare parts.

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    2. Those aircraft are getting old and as far as I can see they have a big enough fleet to support their existing network. Why not retire all the Fokkers?

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    3. Because of capacity. Embraers are too large on some routes.

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    4. Barely. Embraers have just 10 seats more than Fokkers so it is not capacity.

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    5. During the summer when they leased Air Serbia's B737 for a few days since one of the F100s was undergoing maintenace, YM said how the plane was good for them and that they are thinking about leasing it in the future.

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  11. They also used to fly from Podgorica to Moscow a few years ago. Not anymore.

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  12. Interesting development, thank you.

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  13. They could have operated this entire winter with 3 aircraft. Why didn't they lease the other three to other companies? Their terrible finances need a boost and this is a good way to get quick cash.

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    1. Actually with 2 planey as they can make 56 weekly rotation (most are 45 minutes BEG flights). By time-table they have 44 rotations

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    2. Kolega zvuci li vam moguce da OU uzme na wet lease koji avion od YM. Cujem da OU opet koristi Q400 za Brisel i Kopenhagen.

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    3. Ma iz onog što ja vidim Croatia ne može uzeti u lizing ni Peugeot 208, a kamoli koji avion.

      No, ja se ne bojim za avione Montengra. Sav višak će ić u Beograd nakon potpisivanja suradnje.

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  14. With icy relations between Russia and Montenegro those flights to Moscow will keep going down each season.

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    1. Good point. Again bloody politics the reason. Russia is a big market and they should be very careful with this NATO membership.
      On the other hand, 3 weekly flights from Tivat to Moskva is a lot during the winter! That´s pretty impressive.

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    2. So far no influence of that..as russians dont need visa for Montenegro as they do for France, Spain, Croatia, Italy and other european summer destination. Its just most of them moved flights to Tivat instead of Podgorica..

      As proof i have printscreen of Tivat airport from beginning of september to show yours russian 'decline' http://oi67.tinypic.com/24kvzf8.jpg

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    3. I don't believe it really matters. Russian are traveling to EU and NATO countries as tourists all the time. Manhattan and central London are their two favorite real estate markets. It is true that you don't get that picture if you principally consume Serbian media.

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  15. According to Montenegro´s official gov´t website: "YM is the busiest airline company at “Nikola Tesla” airport. MA had 1.452 flights on the routes from Podgorica and Tivat to Belgrade and back, which makes it first on a list of nine most common foreign airline companies at Belgrade airport, in front of German company Lufthansa and Hungarian Low-cost company Wizz Air”, Ms Pejović said.
    That´s cool to know.

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  16. OT: Dniproavia is adding 4 additional flights to SOF from KBP starting in December for a total of 11 weekly.

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  17. Odbor direktora Montenegro Airlinesa je na današnjoj sjednici usvojio izvještaj o poslovanju u kome se navodi da je u prvih devet mjeseci finansijski rezultat poslovanja bolji za 1.129.932 eura u odnosu na isti period prošle godine, saopšteno je Portalu Analitika iz naše avio-kompanije.
    Objavljeno: 28. 10. 2016 - 19:29

    Komentari (3)- To je rezultat napora za dostizanjem optimizovanog poslovanja koji je plod kontinuiranih smanjivanja troskova i rasta prihoda. Potvrda za ovo su i komercijalni rezultati poslovanja prema kojima je MA do oktobra u redovnom saobraćaju prevezao 450.000 putnika odnosno 16.881 putnika više u odnosu na isti period prošle godine što čini porast od 3,9 %. Taj rast se bilježi na gotovo svim destinacijama na kojima MA saobraća tokom godine. Zabilježen je rast i u code share saobraćaju od 3,6 %. Primjenom Zakona o javnim nabavkama napravljena je ušteda od 284.695 eura u odnosu na procijenjenu vrijednost javnih nabavki za 2016 godinu - navode iz MA.Odbor direktora kompanije je na današnjoj sjednici prihvatio predlog operativnih službi za vraćanje aviona „Embraer 190“ registarske oznake „4O – AOD“, što je od ranije bila želja menadžmenta, ali se nije mogla realizovati jer je njegova isporuka ugovorena prije pet godina.- Optimalno planiranje flote za potrebe zimske sezone značiće nove uštede za kompaniju od više tri miliona eura. Uprava kompanije, uz saglasnost osnivača - Vlade Crne Gore - uskoro će napraviti plan optimizacije flote na duži period što je i definisano programom restrukturiranja nacionalnog avioprevoznika. Na sjednici su vrlo pozitivno ocijenjene mogućnosti ulaska MA u šire partnerske mreže na čemu komercijalni sektor intenzivno radi - zaključci su današnjeg sastanka.

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    1. Europa - euro.
      Evropa - evro.

      :)

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  18. OT: What's this? Next Sunday one low cost carrier starts direct flight from Nis To Bratislava.

    http://www.b92.net/biz/vesti/srbija.php?yyyy=2016&mm=10&dd=29&nav_id=1193510

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    1. Ryanair. It was announced months ago. It's on the right hand side in new route launches.

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    2. i know, what I meant is why Vucic announces this and why he doesn't say it's Ryanair, although everyone knows that already!

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    3. Probably could not remember the name. What I find funny is how bad the media is that they could not find what airline it is.

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  19. OT

    For all interested, here is a video of Lufthansa's last B733 landing at FRA.

    It is the end of an era. Their B733s were in impeccable shape and I am sad to see them go.

    https://www.facebook.com/lufthansa/videos/10154637994724004/

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    1. Thanks for sharing dear, the bEOIng 737 will be missed for sure. Boring A320 to follow. Luftie operate smaller a/t to Zagrab and Beograd, no?

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    2. I am not sure about Zagreb but on FRA-BEG they send a mix of A319/320 while MUC-BEG gets the Embraer. This summer, for the first time in years, we got the A320 as well.

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  20. Mogli su imati vise destinacija sa takvom Flotom.
    INN-NS

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