Montenegro Airlines to launch Tehran charters


Montenegro Airlines will operate a series of charter flights between Podgorica and Tehran next year after concluding an agreement with local tour operator Iran Negin Parvaz. In a press release, the carrier said the flights will run during March and April 2018, while negotiations are underway for the charter service to be extended from June through to September. Montenegro Airlines will become the first carrier from the former Yugoslavia to operate flights to Iran since international sanctions against the Middle Eastern country were lifted last year. Iran's Qeshm Air has since commenced charter flights to both Zagreb and Belgrade. Earlier this year, two Iranian airline executives joined forces with a local Montenegrin businessman with plans to set up a new Podgorica-based airline - Crna Gora Airways - which will focus on shuttling passengers between Iran and Europe via Montenegro.