Montenegro Airlines (YM, Podgorica) will launch two new routes between Tivat and Germany in May 2018 in cooperation with FTI Group tour operator.

The Montenegrin carrier will operate from the country's main seaside resort to Leipzig/Halle and Munich. Both routes will be served 2x weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from May 3 through October 27, the tour operator announced.

FTI Group will also purchase capacity on Montenegro Airlines services from Podgorica, the country capital, to Frankfurt Int'l and Munich. These routes will be operated 5x weekly and 3x weekly, respectively, but FTI Group will only offer tickets on 2x weekly connections on each route.

All flights between Montenegro and Germany will be operated with E195s.

Besides the growing popularity of Montenegro as a tourist destination competing with neighbouring Croatia, FTI Group named the fact that the country's currency is the euro as one of the reasons facilitating launching the flights.

On top of the Montenegrin flag carrier, Ryanair currently offers 2x weekly service from Berlin Schönefeld to Podgorica and Wizz Air flies 2x weekly from Memmingen to Podgorica.