Sunday, March 26, 2017

Summer 2017 - Montenegro Airlines


Montenegro Airlines will be making changes to its summer network which begins today, with the airline to maintain operations with fewer aircraft than last year. Last November, the carrier returned its only 112-seat Embraer E190 jet to its owner. Montenegro Airlines will primarily reduce operations out of Tivat. The airline will harmonise its frequencies between Tivat and Belgrade in line with its new codeshare partner Air Serbia. Both carriers plan to run three daily flights between the two cities. Furthermore, the airline will halve its frequencies to St. Petersburg from four to two per week. The reduction will coincide with the introduction of a new three weekly service between the two cities operated by Aeroflot subsidiary Nordavia. Montenegro Airlines will also reduce flights to London Gatwick by one weekly service, returning to its 2015 schedule, following an increase last year. The airline competes against easyJet on the route.

The Montenegrin carrier will maintain the same number of departures from its hub in Podgorica this year. The carrier will reduce one of its weekly flights to Copenhagen but will substitute the reduction with an additional weekly service to Paris, which continues to perform strongly for the airline and its codeshare partner Air France. Apart from its scheduled operations, Montenegro Airlines will also run charters to Bari, Brindisi, Naples and Ancona in Italy. Furthermore, the carrier will introduce new charter flights to the Finnish capital Helsinki. Despite plans to run a one weekly charter service to Tehran, the airline has recently removed the city from its destination network and it is uncertain whether the flights will be operated.

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 summer season. Increases in frequencies, particularly on flights from Tivat to Belgrade and Moscow, do not come into effect until later on in the summer. You can now review the 2017 summer season changes for each national carrier from the former Yugoslavia by clicking on the links below. Furthermore, you can review Wizz Air's summer operations from the former Yugoslavia here. The 2017 summer season begins today and runs until October 28.


Departing Podgorica

Destination  Frequency S2016Frequency S2017Change  Notes
Belgrade1414--
Copenhagen32 1resumes MAY06
Dusseldorf22-resumes APR08
Frankfurt55--
Ljubljana33--
Lyon11-resumes APR15
Moscow11--
Paris78 1-
Rome44--
Vienna55--
Zurich66--

Departing Tivat

DestinationFrequency S2016Frequency S2017Change  Notes
Belgrade2521 4-
Moscow1515--
London Gatwick43 1resumes APR26
St. Petersburg42 2resumes JUN06
ends SEP28

56 comments:

  1. Have Montenegro Airlines and Air Serbia worked out the timing of their flights? Now that both will be flying the same frequencies, will they spread out the departures or do all of their flights still leave within five minutes of each other?

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    1. No they haven't. They still have flights departing even at the same time.

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    2. "The airline will harmonise its frequencies between Tivat and Belgrade in line with its new codeshare partner Air Serbia."

      Maybe they will change departure times? Anyone has the info on this?

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  2. Competition is hurting them. They are reducing LED and LGW where they have to compete against big platers.

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    1. In other news, water is wet. :)

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    2. Well some airlines manage to compete against the competition and even outperform them. MGX obviously not.

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  3. "Despite plans to run a one weekly charter service to Tehran, the airline has recently removed the city from its destination network".

    So every ex-Yu airline announces how it will fly there and then scraps those plans. Shame.

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    1. And Helsinki is the new go to place :D

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    2. Like Warsaw was two years ago.

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    3. Croatia did not announce Teheran

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  4. Considering their state the timetable is alright.

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  5. Thanks for providing us with these for all airlines. Much appreciated.

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    1. +1 useful to compare and contrast.

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  6. OT: Why is DOH-OTP (QR219) downgraded to A319, from 1.April?

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    1. Probably because there is less demand than anticipated :)

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    2. I think there is too much capacity in OTP, flydubai has recently increased its own flights plus don't forget that W6 flies to Dubai so QR can't rely on some transfer passengers going there.

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  7. Here are a few yesterdays photos, CSeries for the very first time in BEG - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5BQ5KlupgSRT1lUc1ZwXzY5WkU?usp=sharing

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    1. Thanks for sharing! Wish ASL got some :)

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  8. Maybe Air France could consider its own fights to Podgorica. Seems like the only destinations performing well for YM besides Belgrade.

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    1. Doubt it, YM has the right aircraft for the route and they can sell code-share flights for much less.
      The success of TGD-CDG harms OS quite a bit as most North American passengers have switched to this route.

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  9. uskoro sledi puna zabrana letenja po Evropi zbog nagomilanog duga za uslugu kontrole letenja u preletu. dugovi domacim kompanijama su predmet sudjenja koja su u toku.

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    1. Биће занимљиво видети шта ће бити са црногорским тржиштем када пропадне Монтенегро. Чисто сумњам да ће ико успоставити базу али убеђен сам да ће одређене нискобуџетне компаније повећати своје присуство тамо.

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    2. Pobeda will take over the Russia flights

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    3. mozda OU pokusa ponovo, nakon sto su se Arapi zahvalili, ko zna-videcemo brzo !

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    4. Samo sanjaj...

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    5. OU can't grow in DBV even less so in MNE.

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    6. why not, MNE is stil a niche market.

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    7. A niche market they've abandoned. They care so much about it that they didn't even bother pushign through that deal with YM

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  10. OT

    VIE-SKP with A320, almost full today! What's curious is that they are sending only their F100 to PRN. I wonder if many from Kosovo use PRN for these flights too. Must be cheaper.

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    1. are you writing this while on board ?? (departure time from VIE is 10:10)

      if its true good to hear OS is doing great. I guess they are winning over some transfer pax from TK

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    2. Unfortunately I am not onboard, I wish I was. I work at SKP.

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    3. If you work at SKP airport can you tell us how the loads on the Dubai flights are to and from Skopje? Greetings!

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    4. I can only tell you from what I saw when I was working on the day when they were flying. It's usually around 70 to 110 passengers on average.

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    5. so, why is this really worth commenting? both VIE-SKP and SKP-VIE have a very good LF. its like the second busiest route out of SKP after IST.

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    6. If you don't think it's worth commenting then why do you bother writing that relatively useless comment in the first place?

      VIE saw a drop in passengers since W6 entered the market. It's good to see that numbers are picking up.

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    7. calm down gurl- i just asked a question

      ps in my experience, whenever i flew VIE -SKP and SKP - VIE, again, the LF was always very good (last time Jan 7th: i didn't actually count passengers but there was this announcement from the flight crew to put hand luggage under the seats because the flight is fully booked).
      So, i guess you need to second guess your comment too about numbers declining on OS flights because of W6. But i wont call your comment worthless, since im not the almighty comment guru who gets to decide whos comment is worthy and whos isnt.

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    8. do deckoto sto raboti na SKP: poveli na build.mk forumot i spodeli povekje informacii ;) (Infrastruktura->Vozduhoplovstvo)

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  11. With ASL reducing its flights to TIV by 9 and MGX by 4, it's almost 2 flights less per day - this is a huge cut. Hopefully they won't increase the prices drastically and it would be great to have the A330 flying to TIV on certain days

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  12. JU should codeshare with YM on its flights to Lyon.

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    1. It works only one way... the other way lol

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    2. You have to stay the night in podgorica on way the from BEG to LYS. That should be really improved as they should consider flights to SKP

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  13. A bit underwhelming if you ask me. Montenegro as a market has more potential to cater for more flights.

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    1. Not really, they can't do much better than this. Just like OU they can't compete with foreigners for the tourist market.

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  14. why no twice weekly Tivat-Skopje (June to Sept.) ?

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    1. Because SKP would probably impound their plane if they don't pay their bills... just like PRN did. lolz

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    2. they stil own money to SKP nd PRN ??

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    3. I know they paid PRN back and SKP was suspended shortly after due to mounting debt. I am sure they've paid it back since.

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  15. www.rtcg.me/vijesti/drustvo/160644/ljetnji-red-letjenja.html
    There is a slightly different schedule on RTCG.

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    1. I checked amadeus for a few destinations and they are like the ones on ex-yu. Maybe they still haven't changed them in the reservation system?

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    2. Lol 18x per week betwen Podgorica and Moscow. They included codeshare flights in their press release.

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  16. Does anybody know how many passengers did montenegro airlines carry in 2016 ? Thanks a lot .

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  17. OT: Adria will add 3 weekly flights to Podgorica from 2. 5. and from 1. 7. additional one on Saturday. So, from the beginning of July till the end of summer timetable they will fly to Podgorica every day. From 8. 4. 2017 they will add Saturday flight to Sarajevo, so they will have everyday flights also to Sarajevo.

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    1. excellent, OU is missing out big time

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  18. OT: Seems like LH and its pals will have an even harder time in BEG. The new Transavia flight has increased connections between BEG and the Americas. Interesting times ahead.

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    1. So LH will have hard time, but JU will not?

      In same time you did notice the Transavia terminate base in Munich because of Lufthansa attack there?

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