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Podgorica Airport

Podgorica Airport is located just over 6 miles from Podgorica. This international airport offers a number of flights to and from the area every day. Daily flights are scheduled to many different European destinations and during the summer months there are various charter flights offered to major cities all over the world. Flights to the Belgrade Airport were originally the majority of traffic coming in and out of Podgorica Airport but today, there are flights to and from many different destinations.

Built in 1961, the airport has provided services to civil aviation as well as the Yugoslav Air Force throughout its history. Along with the Tivat Airport, the Podgorica Airport is owned by the government of Montenegro. Changes to the airport facilities took place in 2006 with major renovations and extensions to the airfield lighting system, taxiway system and the power supply. New passenger terminals were constructed during that time and larger aircraft can now be accommodated.

A new passenger terminal was opened in 2006, offering eight departure gates and two arrival gates. The facility can now accommodate up to one million passengers every year and although there are no jet ways currently found in the airport, the passenger flow does not currently impose the need for jet ways. The new terminal structure features two newspaper stalls, a Costa Coffee outlet, CKB bank outlet and various rental car posts.

The building that previously served as the terminal building now houses the medical staff, lost and found center, airlines offices, school center, press conference hall and a VIP lounge. Completed renovated in 2009, this building is intended now for general aviation and VIP use. Although the airport itself is a public airport, it does share its main runway with the military airbase of Podgorica.

The airport is accessible by the Podgorica Bar Road which runs from the city straight to the airport. You can typically drive from the city’s center to the airport in less than fifteen minutes. The airport is also located just 40 km from Bar through the Sozina Tunnel. Public transportation is available through a number of amenities. Vektra Aviation, OKI Air and Di Air are all based at Podgorica Airport and Prince Aviation, Air Pink and Serbian VIP Airlines has flights in and out of the airport as well. Airport transport services are available to all destinations in and around the Podgorica area and other regions of Montenegro.

Tivat Airport

Tivat Airport is a publicly owned facility that provides various flights to and from the Tivat area. This international airport is located just 4km from the center of Tivat and just 12 miles northwest of Budva. The runway cuts off just less than 300 feet from the Bay of Kotor coastline. It offers daily flights to and from Belgrade as well as various other European destinations all through the year. It is used mainly for charter flights which are very popular among tourists during the summer months but also sees thousands of flights during the spring, fall and winter months to and from the area.

The infrastructure and airport equipment went through an upgrade recently and have been reconstructed to better meet the growing popularity of visitors to the Tivat region. With Porto Montenegro located in close proximity, Tivat Airport has become an even more popular landing area for those visiting Montenegro. There are 10 different airlines that operate out of Tivat Airport and Montenegro Airlines offers two flights each week from London-Gatwick Airport to Tivat. The airport has 48 flights that depart each week for short haul destinations and it offers nonstop flights to 9 different cities throughout Europe.

The airport offers flight services throughout the year from airports in Moscow and Belgrade as well as other European destinations. More than 80 percent of all air traffic however is during the summer months when charter and seasonal flights begin. The airport itself was built in 1971 and included an asphalt runway of 2,500 meters and room to park seven aircraft. The passenger terminal was completely renovated in 2006 to allow for more aircraft and the South Korean government made contributions in 2007 that allowed new equipment to be purchased including an updated flight information system. Old aircraft were replaced with newer models in 2008 and today, Tivat airport sees thousands of flight visitors throughout the year, many of whom are traveling to Montenegro to view various sites around the city.

Cattaro Tour offers an airport transfer service for those visiting Tivat and other areas of the region. Airport transport is available from Tivat Airport to any other destination in Montenegro. Visitors can be driven directly to their hotel or to the various attractions around the area. There are a number of hotels in the area as well as many restaurants, shops and other amenities situated very close in proximity to Tivat Airport.