Montenegro Airlines has seen its passenger numbers improve during the first three quarters. The carrier recorded an additional 16.881 travellers on board its aircraft over the nine-month period, handling a total of 450.000 passengers, up 3.9% on last year. Despite the growth, Montenegro Airlines continues to face financial difficulties. According to the daily "Dan", the carrier has not paid wages to its employees since September, while cabin crew have not received allowances for both August and September. Earlier this year, Montenegro Airlines' pilots threatened to go on strike over unpaid wages. The carrier ended 2015 with a net loss of 10.4 million euros, while its accumulated debt totalled 60.4 million euros.