Air Montenegro will be launched on June 10
Montenegro’s new national airline, Air Montenegro, will begin regular operations on June 10 with flights from Podgorica and Tivat to Belgrade. In order to launch the services, the carrier will initially use a single Embraer E195 aircraft, previously operated by Montenegro Airlines. With the exception of the first days when schedules differ, the airline will maintain six weekly flights between Podgorica and Belgrade, as well as twelve weekly rotations between Tivat and the Serbian capital. The aircraft will be deployed in W rotations from Belgrade to serve both Podgorica and Tivat. Technically, Air Montenegro will make its maiden flight to Sarajevo on June 1, however, it will be a special charter operated on behalf of the Montenegro national football team which will participate in an international friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Tickets for the new Belgrade flights are now on sale. Despite early announcements that the carrier will operate on a low-cost model, it will offer passengers both economy and business class fares. Economy class passengers will benefit from a generous 23 kilograms included in their ticket, as well as free date changes up to one day before departure. Business class passengers will be able to check in two pieces of baggage up to 23 kilograms each, as well as change travel dates at any time and be reimbursed. There is currently only one type of fare for business class and economy.
The airline will add more routes, as well as a second E195 jet, in the coming weeks. Air Montenegro’s aircraft will be painted in the airline’s corporate livery (pictured above) during the 2021/2022 winter season, which begins in October. As previously stated, the startup transporter will initially operate its two jets in an all-white scheme. Air Montenegro CEO Predrag Todorović said Montenegro Airlines’ livery was “fantastic”, which is why the company kept the eagle logo of its predecessor. The airline’s branding strategy will be rolled out in stages. It will first be visible on the carrier’s recently launched website, after which it will be applied to their fleet.