Negotiations continue between Ryanair and the Montenegrin government

More news on negotiations between Ryanair and the Montenegrin government – will flights be to Tivat on the coast (more sensible, from the point of view of most potential tourists) or the capital Podgorica (a less attractive option for most, unless travelling on business), will they be seasonal (again, makes sense for the majority of tourists and, almost certainly, for Ryanair) or year-round (even more competition for Montenegro Airlines, which has already had to reduce its number of flights to the UK due to low demand), etc – here Arguably, from an outdoor/hiking perspective (greater proximity to Durmitor national park, Prokletije etc), Podgorica is a more convenient place to fly to, although hikers are unlikely to constitute the majority of visitors (much as I might argue that they should, and that the mountains and other inland areas are the best reason to visit Montenegro). In any case, it’s really quite amazing that a deal with a budget airline (Ryanair, easyJet, whoever) hasn’t been sorted long before now…. Five years after writing a guidebook to the mountains of Montenegro, the most attractive option for air travel to Montenegro is still via Dubrovnik, over the border in Croatia. Though perhaps, not for long.

Hiker on Velika Struga, a little-used pass between Valoviti do and Alisnica, with Rbatina in the background, in Durmitor national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Montenegro
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