Montenegro Airlines has said it still intends to operate a series of charter flights to the Iranian capital Tehran this summer season, as previously announced, but is awaiting regulatory approval. Necessary documents have been filed with Iranian authorities. The service between Podgorica and Tehran would operate once per week. Earlier this year, the airline said, "Iran is visited by over nine million foreign tourists each year. Montenegro Airlines has reached a partnership agreement with tour operator VSP Kish from Tehran and has signed on for a series of charter flights between Podgorica and Tehran". It added, The number of weekly rotations could be doubled. The national airline has very high expectations of the Iranian market. This way, Iranians are given an opportunity to come to Montenegro or to continue on to European destinations on our scheduled flights". The launch date for the charter flights has not been specified.