Air Montenegro (4O, Podgorica) has issued a Request for Proposals for the wet lease of a narrowbody aircraft from June 1 to September 30, 2024.

It is seeking one aircraft, either ATR72, CRJ900, E190, E195, Fokker 100, A319-100, A320-200, or B737, tender documentation shows, and the carrier guarantees about 1,000 block hours for the lease period and an hours-to-cycle ratio of 1.3:1.

Air Montenegro aims to base the aircraft out of Tivat, or optionally Podgorica, and will deploy it on routes to possible destinations such as Belgrade Nikola Tesla, Ljubljana, Frankfurt International, Munich, Nantes, Paris CDG, Lyon St. Exupéry, Copenhagen Kastrup, Istanbul Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes, Katowice Pyrzowice, Rzeszow Jasionka, Radom Warsaw, Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn Lennart Meri, Bratislava, Prague Václav Havel, Tirana, Brno, Pardubice, and Ostrava.

Interested parties have until April 25, 2024, at 1800L (1600Z) to submit proposals.

The state-owned carrier operates an in-fleet house of two E195s and also wet-leases one A320-200 from Trade Air (C3, Zagreb Franjo Tuđman) and one E190 from Windrose Airlines (7W, Kyiv Boryspil). When it announced its partnership renewal with Windrose Airlines last February, Air Montenegro said that additional aircraft would provide it with the necessary capacity to meet the needs of passengers during the summer season. The company said it wanted to operate a fleet of five aircraft this year.

In 2023, after carrying 475,000 passengers, Air Montenegro posted EUR62.3 million euros (USD66.2 million) in revenue and EUR3.47 million (USD3.6 million) net profit.