PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO — Air Montenegro forecasts record year as it welcomes fourth aircraft to fleet.

Air Montenegro has expanded its aircraft collection to a total of four, incorporating an Embraer 190 regional jet into its fleet.

The additional aircraft will supplement two E195s and an Airbus A320, bolstering the carrier's capacity for the upcoming summer season.

The airline is experiencing a change in leadership with the appointment of Mark Anzur, previous head of Adria Airways, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The E190, featuring a seating configuration for 104 passengers, is on a wet-lease from Windrose Airlines in Ukraine. Prior to the Russian conflict, the jet was part of Ukraine International Airlines' fleet.

Air Montenegro states that the new addition expands the airline's overall seating capacity to 500. The carrier is aiming to transport close to half a million passengers within the current year.

The airline operates routes to 16 different destinations departing from Podgorica and Tivat.

According to the airline, "Based on the current state of capacity sales, flight occupancy, and the average sales tariff, we anticipate a record-breaking year for the national carrier."

They added, "Considering the peak tourist season is forthcoming, the inclusion of a fourth aircraft into our fleet holds great significance."

Air Montenegro, which emerged as a successor to the former flag-carrier Montenegro Airlines in mid-2021, is navigating a new course under Anzur's leadership. Before taking up the role of CEO in June, Anzur held a senior position at Irish regional operator Stobart Air.