Ryanair, the Ireland-based low-cost airline, has launched its first flights to the former Yugoslavian state, Montenegro.
The addition of Montenegro to the airline’s schedules means that it now operates services to 29 countries. Initially, Montenegro will only be serviced from Belgium, with four weekly flights between the two countries’ capital cities, Brussels and Podgorica, commencing in June. However, it has already announced that it plans further development in the country, with new routes to the Montenegrin city of Tivat set to commence in June of next year.
Robin Kiely, a spokesman for Ryanair, said, ‘Ryanair is delighted to launch its first flights to and from Montenegro at Podgorica, with one new route to and from Brussels Charleroi, commencing on 20th June, as Ryanair expands its route network to 29 countries across Europe and North Africa.!
‘Montenegrin visitors and consumers can now beat the recession and travel on Ryanair’s ultra-low fares with no fuel surcharge guaranteed and Ryanair’s new Podgorica route will deliver over 10,000 passengers per annum with further growth planned, including new routes to and from Tivat in summer 2014.’
Montenegro has a coastline on the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by four other former Yugoslav states; Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo, as well as Albania to the south. The country’s popularity as a tourist destination is on the increase, aided by its 183 miles of picturesque coast – 45 miles of which is beach – and a number of ancient towns that have retained their charm over the centuries. It is also home to the Tara River Canyon, one of the three deepest canyons in Europe.