Another facelift for Podgorica’s airport

It has been just over 2 years since Montenegro’s biggest airport Podgorica received a brand new terminal. Now it’s time for the old terminal to be renovated and for it to start being used for air traffic again. According to the CEO of Airports of Montenegro, Milovan Đuričković, the renovated old terminal will have a medical centre, lost baggage area, detention room, police and boarder control offices and well as handling for foreign airlines landing in Podogrica. The reconstruction will last 8 months and will cost 3.82 million Euros. Two VIP lounges will constructed within the old terminal building along with a multimedia room, news conference hall and training facilities for Podgorica Airport staff. A Croatian company from Bjelovar has been hired to perform the needed reconstruction.

Currently there are 10 scheduled airlines operating to Podgorica (with Croatia Airlines and Jat Airways along with Montenegro airlines from EX-YU). However this year Podgorica’s airport will see a huge increase in passengers as the majority of summer charter flights (most originating from Russia) have been moved from Tivat to Podgorica (due to noise issues). In 2006 the second Montenegrin airport, Tivat was also completely renovated.