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8 new routes at Chișinău International Airport

Starting from 26 March 2017, the Chișinău International Airport started to operate according to the new summer schedule for 2017. Thus, the airport will have 40 destinations and host 19 airlines from now on.

8 new routes have been introduced this season. Moldovan “Fly One” launched 5 new flights to and from Birmingham (UK), Izmir (Turkey), Moscow-Vnukovo (Russia), Valencia (Spain), Voronezh (Russia). State-owned Air Moldova is to include two new routes to Krasnodar (Russia) and Zakynthos (Greece), while the Hungarian Wizz Air will operate the flights to and from Berlin (Germany) two times a week.

The frequency of the flights to and from Barcelona, London, Milano, Moscow, Rome, St. Petersburg and Venice was increased for the summer time.

The International Airport of Chișinău concession to Avia-Invest under dubious conditions in 2013 has been a subject of controversy in the Moldovan society as a case of high-level corruption. Avia-Invest is considered to be an off-shore company with dubious shareholders and almost no experience in the aviatic services industry. The even more dubious businessman and mayor of Orhei, Ilan Shor, is the head of the administration council of Avia-Invest. Shor’s Air Klassica, a service provider in the airport, received a 40,4 million lei loan from the defrauded Unibank in 2014.

Even if the AntiCorruption Center recommended the cancelling of the contract in August 2015, the Justice Minister Vladimir Cebotari found no reasons for that and the prosecutors didn’t do anything to investigate the concession of the Chișinău airport, in the context of its rapidly growing traffic and profit.

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TAROM to launch a summer flight Chișinău-Constanța in July

Source: planespotters.net

10 May 2018- The director of the Mihail Kogălniceanu airport, Bogdan Artagea, announced that TAROM will be launching a flight from Constanța to Chișinău.

According to News.ro, the flight will be operated at least three times a week only during the summer season, but after 1 July.

The price of the flight was reportedly not established yet.

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Air Moldova launched its direct flight Chișinău-Tel Aviv

6 May 2018- The Moldovan national airlines, Air Moldova, launched a new direct flight from Chișinău to Tel-Aviv, Israel. The first flight reportedly an 85% occupancy rate.

Starting from 6 May, the flight will be operated three times a week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The one-way ticket price starts from 99 euros.

Air Moldova now operates flights to 30 destinations: Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Dublin, Ekaterinburg, Florence, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Krasnodar, Larnaca, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milano, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Sankt-Petersburg Tel-Avid, and Torino, plus the 3 season flights – Antalya, Tivat and Sharm-el-Sheikh.

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4 years after visa liberalization: 1,46 million Moldovans traveled without a visa to EU

Source: IPN, Elena Covalenco

28 April 2018- 4 years ago, the European Union introduced a visa-free regime for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova.

According to the Border Police of Moldova, 1 469 917 Moldovan citizens used the visa-free facility. Out of these, 1 168 000 citizens came back to Moldova (the other 300 thousand could be still traveling (23 April- reporting date), residing based on a permit or having entered EU with an EU passport).

Most of the Moldovans crossed the border at Leușeni-Albița checkpoint (562 076 persons), followed by the Chișinău International Airport (273 300), Cahul-Oancea (256 307) and Sculeni-Sculeni (217 896). The Chișinău International Airport registers more crossings than ever: 1 535 937 people traveled to EU with their biometric passport. Men cross (2,4 million) the border to EU more often than women (1,8 million), while people aged between 26 and 35 are the most active at EU traveling across the age groups.

IPN quotes the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders that since the visa regime with the EU was liberalized on April 28, 2014, until December 31, 2017, slightly over 14,000 Moldovans were refused entry to the EU because they didn’t meet the entrance conditions, had insufficient financial resources or stayed longer than allowed in the Member States.

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