Accounts belonging to Montenegro Airlines (YM, Podgorica) have been frozen in connection to its alleged failure to adhere to a Montenegrin court order the Vijesti newspaper has reported.

According to EX-YU Aviation news, the ruling required the state-owned carrier to repay some of its debts owed to Aerodromi Crne Gore (ACG), the operator of Podgorica and Tivat airports.

However, in a statement, the airline said it is meeting all of its obligations towards the airport operator, noting that the debts were accumulated under the former management of Zoran Djurišić, who led the company until 2013.

Montenegro Airlines owes ACG EUR8.1 million (USD9.1 million), as well as a further EUR6.4 million (USD7.2 million), for which the two sides have concluded a debt repayment plan.