25 October 2019 - The new Podgorica – Bari line, which will be established as a segment of the cross-border On Cloud Nine project, will be launched in January 2020, reports CdM Portal.
The new line will be introduced and maintained by Montenegrin national carrier – Montenegro Airlines. As TMN reported earlier, the representatives of the Airports of Montenegro recently participated in a kick-off meeting of the transnational On Cloud Nine project in Bari (Italy) at the premises of Airports of Puglia.
The project On Cloud Nine, “cONnecting CLOse and Unexplored Destinations with New INter-Adriatic transport sErvices” aims to establish air links between the Italian region of Pula and Montenegro, as well as Pula and Albania, through the testing of the Brindisi - Tirana and Bari – Podgorica air routes. "This initiative will contribute to the promotion of mobility, trade and tourism in the Montenegro-Italy-Albania region by developing and improving the quality of new cross-border, sustainable and integrated passenger transport opportunities," Airports of Montenegro said.
The representatives of the Airports of Montenegro explained that the project was co-financed under the trilateral Interreg - IPA cross-border cooperation program for Italy, Albania and Montenegro, with a total budget of 1,44 million EUR.
The data published by the portal EX-YU Aviation show that this winter the number of passengers in regular air traffic is expected to increase significantly in the markets of several countries of the former Yugoslavia.
"Based on data from the company Cirium (formerly FlighGlobal) analytics firm, which analyses aviation and travel trends, comparing the 2019/20 winter season with the previous one, most significant shift in the number of departing passengers on the European continent will be noted in Montenegro,” reports EX-YU Aviation.