The race is on to get Montenegro’s new airline off the ground in order to preserve some of Montenegro Airlines’ slots at European airports, crew permits and respond to the quick reaction by its competitors. Montenegro Airlines has been suspended from IATA Clearing House, which provides billing and settlement services in multiple currencies for the air transport industry. Furthermore, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, Air France and Alitalia have ended their codeshare partnerships with the grounded airline.
“We had to act fast so we could salvage parts of Montenegro Airlines, however, the name, logo and design are susceptible to change. We invite everyone who is passionate about this matter to send in their proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will present your proposals to the public which will have a final say”, the Minister for Finance, Milojko Spajić said. He added, “A large part of Montenegro Airlines’ hard-working employees will be involved in the creation of this new company”.