Vienna-Podgorica – Austrian aircompany Austrian Airlines informed the press yesterday that the Montenegrin airline authorities had refused to approve the 5th flight on the line Vienna-Podgorica-Vienna within the summer flight schedule.
Austrian company protested against such decision in the media, explaining that “their request to have an additional flight to Montenegro on Saturdays was refused despite the current Air Traffic Convention, which they had signed along with the Montenegrin authorities in charge.”
The statement says that Austrian Airlines has 4 flights a week to Podgorica currently. – Due to the increase in tourist and investment interest for Montenegro, we brought a decision to have another flight to Montenegro on 25th March – the company explained.
The statement also said that the decision not to approve an additional flight, which is necessary for their clients, brought by the Montenegrin authorities was irresponsible and not understandable.
The Montenegrin Traffic Ministry said to Vijesti inofficially that no definitive decision had been brought about the request from Vienna.
Vijesti’s collocutor explained that the Austrian Airlines had made some mistakes in their request for the approval of 5th flight, that they must be corrected, and that the Ministry’s decision was not final yet.