Tivat – Airport Tivat tomorrow will celebrate working the 50th anniversary of work, and the ceremony will be held at the end of the year because now they cannot celebrate because there is a lot of work.
The first plane on at that time small grass lane landed on June 15th 1957. The construction of the modern airport however began in 1968 and was finished in 1971 when on September 25th that facility was released in function. During its history this airport has been through several ownership – organizational phases – it was founded as a social enterprise of the Municipality of Tivat, then for a long time it has been a part of JAT, in order for it to enter in 2003 PE “Airports of Montenegro”. A year ago a modernized and additionally built docking building has been opened, and they have planned to carry out several other projects on expanding the capacities and arrangement of the accompanying contents until the beginning of the season. Because of already steaming tourist season and great scope of work the management of the airport Tivat will not be celebrating its 50th anniversary anything special, but instead, according to the words of the director M.A. Ranko Boskovic that will be done at the end of the year.
– Airport Tivat serves most modern airplanes from the families Boing and AirBus, and the thrust for quality and professional work it got through 40 airline companies – said Boskovic adding that Montenegrin coast through the airport in Tivat is connected with about 30 major town in Europe.
In five months of this year airport Tivat has marked a traffic of 118.680 passengers, which is for 51, 12% more than in the same period last year. In the management they expect that jubilee year they will end with the traffic of over 550.000 passengers, which is for 1/5 better than the last year’s record.