Air Moldova Has Suspended Flights For A Few Days Citing Financial Trouble

Air Moldova has suspended flights from 21 to 25 April 2023 to financial difficulties. The company cited financial problems and a lack of funds to pay for fuel and services as the reason for the suspension.

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Air Moldova also used to operate charter flights to summer destinations. © Air Moldova

Financial Difficulties Mean Air Moldova Has Suspended Flights

Air Moldova has faced financial difficulties for several years and has been trying to restructure its debts and improve its financial position. The pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions have had a significant impact on the airline’s financial situation. Air Moldova operates flights to several destinations in Europe and Asia, including Italy, Russia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

The suspension of Air Moldova’s flights is likely to have a significant impact on the country’s economy, as the airline is one of the largest employers in the aviation sector. The government has expressed its concern about the situation and is working with the airline to find a solution.

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Air Moldova’s first international flight happened in 1990 between Chisinau and Frankfurt. © Air Moldova

About Air Moldova

Air Moldova is the national flag carrier airline of Moldova, headquartered in the capital city of Chișinău. The airline was founded in 1992 and started its operations with a single Antonov An-24 aircraft, serving domestic and international routes. Over the years, Air Moldova has undergone significant transformations, modernizing its fleet and expanding its route network to cover major European destinations, as well as popular holiday resorts in Turkey, Egypt, and the UAE. In 2004, Air Moldova became a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and in 2010, the airline joined the European Regions Airline Association (ERA).

Throughout its history, Air Moldova has faced various financial and operational challenges, including bankruptcy in 2010. However, the airline managed to overcome these difficulties and re-established itself as a competitive regional carrier. In recent years, Air Moldova has focused on improving its services, investing in new aircraft, and expanding its partnerships with other airlines to offer its passengers more options for seamless travel.

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