PODGORICA (Montenegro), June 10 (SeeNews) – Air Montenegro, the successor of flag carrier Montenegro Airlines, started regular commercial operations on Thursday with a flight linking Podgorica to Serbia's capital Belgrade, Montenegrin state-owned airport operator Aerodromi Crne Gore said.
"The first commercial flight of the national airline Air Montenegro to Belgrade. Good luck!" Aerodromi Crne Gore said in its Instagram profile and shared an video of the aircraft taking off.
Earlier this month, spokesperson Mina Mukovic said ToMontenegro, operating under the Air Montenegro brand, will start daily flights to Belgrade from Podgorica and will also fly more than once a day from Tivat to Serbia's capital as of June 10.
Air Montenegro will also launch regular service to Bosnia's Banja Luka on June 27 and to Slovenia's capital Ljubljana on June 29, Mukovic said.
The Montenegrin government established the new national air carrier in January to replace troubled Montenegro Airlines which will be liquidated. The liquidation procedure would cost about 50 million euro ($61 million) but it is inevitable, as the country's competition authority has ruled that the law for public investment in the flag carrier adopted in 2019 was illegal, the government said in December.
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