MIAMI – Air Montenegro, an avatar of the now-defunct Montenegro Airlines (YM), is ready to start flying starting June 10 using two or three Embraer E195 aircraft, on lease from GECAS and previously operated by YM.
According to SeeNews, the new airline plans to starts services between Podgorica (TGD) and Belgrade (BEG) by offering a daily service, and from Tivat (TIV) to BEG with a twice-daily flight except on Thursday when only a single service is operated.
Besides the BEG route, Air Montenegro is planning to start flying two times per week to Banja-Luca (BNX), Bosnia, on June 27, and three times per week to Ljubljana (LJU) starting June 29, all departures taking place from TIV.
About the New Airline
When created, with the help of Lufthansa Systems winning of a Montenegro’s government tender, the carrier was incorporated under the name of ToMontenegro and was subsequently given the brand name of Air Montenegro. It is not yet clear if the new airline will inherit the IATA code of the former national carrier or obtain new identification, the carrier is still in the process of seeking clearances.
Air Montenegro, created in January 2021, takes over from debt-ridden YM that the Montenegro government was compelled to shut down and liquidate, at a cost of US$60m (€50m), after a law on investing in the troubled airlines was declared illegal.
Featured image: Montenegro Airlines Embraer E195LR 4O-AOC. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways