Montenegro Airlines might resume Belgrade flights

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Montenegro Airlines may be able to restore a limited number of flights for a limited time. The Montenegrin government will decide within the next two to three weeks if and how Montenegro Airlines could resume operations to its main market - Belgrade - until the country’s new flag carrier is launched within the next six to nine months. The indebted Montenegro Airlines suspended operations on December 25, 2020 and has been grounded ever since. Demand for travel between the two countries is expected to pick up in the coming weeks after both abolished PCR testing requirements for the entry of each others' nationals. Air Serbia has terminated its wide-ranging codeshare partnership with the Montenegrin carrier. In January 2020, Montenegro Airlines operated 215 flights to Belgrade (both ways included) and offered 24.702 seats between the two countries.

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  1. Anonymous14:23

    Lol

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  2. Anonymous14:24

    Montenengro keeps winning!

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  3. Anonymous14:26

    It just wouldn't die, like JP the last year.

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  4. Anonymous14:39

    I really wonder who will purchase their tickets knowing they might suddenly again stop all the flights.

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    1. Anonymous19:07

      I would. They are way more better than AirSerbia ATRs 75.

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    2. Anonymous19:20

      They are not better than JU's A319.

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  5. Anonymous15:21

    They want to restart operation to Belgrade with Fokker10o aircraft and mixed Montenegrin and Macedonian crew in january2021.

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  6. Anonymous15:39

    Instead of Montenegro restarting already dead airline or getting external consultants to create a new one, why not just reach out to Air Serbia to discuss if there is a way to create a joint future? Lay out needs and expectations for Montenegro airline connectivity, see if Air Serbia is willing to base an airplane or a couple in Montenegro etc. That would make more sense.

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    1. Anonymous16:08

      In the end (as i said before) we will see only AirSerbia parking one plane over night in Podgorica for early morning flight next day to BG.

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    2. Anonymous16:39

      Anon 16:08 bad idea, that's not going to stop Montenegro from launching own airline. Instead of competing once again, look at what other routes could be sustainably served by Air Serbia basing an aircraft in Montenegro with local crew, and those that can't offer via BEG. That would eliminate the need for ToMontenegro airline.

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    3. AirSerbia MUST create a base in Podgorica and Banjaluka. If that is not a plan for 2021, I dont know what is....

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    4. Anonymous18:00

      because u are thinking as an "aviofan" (and i don't mean this as something bad). Think as a company. The most simple way to feed (even better) their network is parking one plane in Podgorica (same as Lufthansa did in Ljubljana) and flying early in the morning to BG so ppl can transfer to any other flight they want. They will be more or less the only one serving that route for some time and feeding their network without any big risk of loosing money. If they open second base (and lets say they don't get any money for doing that - if yes, than this is different story) they will risk some of the routes wont perform aka loosing money and on the other hand they will be their own competitor to their own hub in BG. And why would they do that? I am not saying that parking a plane over night would stop MNG from launching new airline, i am just saying that in the end i think this will be the only change in MNG. btw which of the routes cant be served from BG and why?

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    5. Anonymous20:29

      Why wouldn't Montenegro pay for it? N.Macedonia is doing that to Wizz, Air Serbia is getting money to fly ouf of INI etc. If it is reasonable, if it's cheaper than running a new airline, if it cover main connectivity needs and employs local people - why not?

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    6. Anonymous21:30

      lmao @Парти

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    7. I am thinking of a longterm political move. There are many routes from Montenegro that are profitable so JU could take them over first. JU has got some reputation when it comes to getting good slots and codeshares.
      Air Serbia is a logical choice for Montenegros national airline.

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    8. Anonymous23:08

      With that logic JU should base a plane in SJJ, LJU, SKP too

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    9. Anonymous01:49

      dats true

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    10. Anonymous10:15

      when will someone realise that JU can only serve BEG from all those as its not an EU airline....

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    11. Anonymous17:49

      Air Serbia (Montenegro) AOC and they can fly everywhere.

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    12. Anonymous10:23

      not sure that MNE is such a big market that a 51%-49% company is isplatljivo for JU, its better they have 4-5 daily BEG-TGD instead

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  7. Anonymous17:38

    only asking: would a smaller airline be profitable if they only flew to BEG and MOW?

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    1. Anonymous23:57

      No.

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    2. Anonymous15:10

      No, Montenegro Airlines was already tiny and lacked fundamental economies of scale, so an even smaller airline is not a good idea at all. And, of course, setting up a bigger airline is also a bad idea since the market isn't big enough.

      If those two routes were the only ones with potential, a new, small airline flying those two routes will be less efficient than larger competitors based at the other end of the routes.

      I therefore agree with some other posts that Air Serbia adding a night stop is a more efficient idea. And regarding Moscow, a Russian airline can fly that and better adapt with the seasons (smaller aircraft in winter, bigger in summer).

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    3. Anonymous17:45

      Well said.

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  8. Anonymous22:29

    Great, SMATSA is looking forward to collect debt from them.

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