Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will celebrate the launch of a brand-new destination for Summer 23, when their first flight to Tivat in Montenegro departs from Manchester Airport on Monday (1st April).
The busy flight will mark the start of the leading leisure airline and UK’s largest tour operator operating direct flights from Manchester Airport to Montenegro, a destination which features everything from golden beaches and cool bars to whitewashed villages and rugged national parks.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate twice weekly services (Monday and Thursday) to Tivat from Manchester Airport until 30th October.
The start of these new services to Tivat gives holidaymakers in the North West easy access to the region on the west coast of the Balkan Peninsula. Tivat opens up an array of dazzling options for holidaymakers, including resorts such as stylish Budva, chilled-out Becici and the stunning Herceg Novi. The classy coastal town of Tivat itself is nearby, as is the jaw-dropping Kotor Bay.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to see our first flight to Tivat take off from Manchester Airport next week. Feedback from customers and independent travel agents in the North West has been telling us that flights and holidays to Montenegro are very much in demand for Summer 23, and we know that Montenegro is a destination that customers want to get to. Since putting services on sale to this destination from Manchester Airport, local customers and independent travel agents have been booking getaways to Montenegro in their numbers. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we are giving customers and independent travel agents in the region unrivalled choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday this summer.”
Vladan Draskovic, CEO of The Airports of Montenegro, added: “We at Airports of Montenegro are delighted to welcome one of the leading leisure airlines to Tivat Airport. At the mention, Jet2.com evokes the spirit of holiday, adventure and discovery. This summer is the right time for the UK travellers to revisit and rediscover once well-loved spots in Montenegro. With the first spectacular views of Tivat Airport from the sky and warm welcome of our staff on the ground every traveller will know this is the place to be.”
Director of National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro, Mrs Ana Tripkovic Markovic, PHD, said: "Last year, we had about five times more tourists from the UK than in 2021, and we believe that the launch of the Manchester-Tivat airline route by Jet2.com will ensure that such trends continue. Montenegro offers numerous opportunities for different types of vacation. We are sure that untouched nature, spacious beaches, excellent gastronomic offer, numerous events and a handful of opportunities for outdoor activities will leave quite an impression on British tourists. Hence, we invite you to come to Montenegro this year, where an unforgettable vacation and authentic experience await you."
Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said; “Montenegro is an exciting destination with a rich variety of attractions, so we’re really excited to see Jet2.com expanding its route network from Manchester and offering passengers more choice.”