Budva – Bringing of low cost transporters on the Montenegrin market is no longer a dilemma, but it is necessary to define the conditions under which those air transporters and from which destination they would transport the passengers, marked yesterday the participants of the round table which at the Adriatic fair in Budva organized the Montenegrin tourist association.
Even though there were a lot of opposing attitudes against the so- called “low cost” transporters, the participants are unanimous that Montenegro should carefully enter the negations with the potential transporters.
– Generally, the entrance of the low cost transporters is a great opportunity to increase extremely fast and permanently the number of guests who are coming in Montenegro from West and East Europe. With implementation of those transporters we are conquering new markets, the income in tourism is enlarged and the season is extended. It is hard to imagine some other mechanism, which would enlarge the visit to Montenegro faster and in such a big scope – marked the deputy minister of tourism, Nebojsa Popovic, while the assistant of the minister for traffic Rados Sucur says that Montenegro has decided to fully open the sky.
One of the arguments is that the state cannot grant aid some of those companies, because according to the note of the president of CTU, Branko Kazanegra, it is necessary that everyone has same conditions.
– It is not important whether the cat is black or white, but whether it is catching mice.
Director of Montenegro airlines for Serbia, Zarko Djurovic said that that air company can bring up to 500.000 tourists on the Montenegrin market.
We think that we can adjust to those companies, only I we get the same conditions and ask the state to treat us in the same way. They are asking not to pay the airport services, to be given the fuel at extremely favorable prices, not to pay the accommodation of their crew… We do not have anything against those companies coming here, but not under some better conditions then the ones that have the regular transporters – said Djurovic.
Director of PE “Airports of Montenegro”, Milovan Djurickovic thinks “that it is not a dilemma if they will bring them or not, but the dilemma is under which conditions and in which time frames can we supersede what Montenegro really lacks – inclusion of low cost transporters in air transport”.
– Our interest is to include the low cost transporters from those destinations where we do not have charter flights and in those periods of the year when we have fewer guests, and an extra of offer and capacities – stressed Djurickovic.
The president of the Association of hoteliers in CTU, Predrag Jelusic is not for inclusion of “low cost” companies at any price and he is asking whether Montenegro needs the mass number of guests which those transporters are bringing and whether Montenegro needs the additional ballast of the existing infrastructures.
The director of “Croatia airlines” for south Europe, Bojan Aljinovic said that those transporters have not endangered the positions of the national company, even though in Croatia too they were skeptical when they allowed low cost transporters to enter.
-“ Low cost” are mobile, they are finding new destinations, and they are going further. Their profit comes first.