Wizz Air Resumes Flights to Moldova from December
Low-cost airline Wizz Air has decided to resume regular flights to Moldova starting from December 14th of this year. The announcement was made by the Prime Minister of Moldova, Dorin Recean, during a government press conference, as reported by Romania Insider.
"Wizz Air is returning to Moldova. The airline has declared that it will begin operating flights on the routes Kishinev – Rome, Kishinev – Milan, and Kishinev – London from December," stated the head of the Moldovan government.
According to him, the efforts of the authorities to establish new international connections and promote economic development have allowed the resumption of Wizz Air flights to Moldova.
"Moldova is a safe and attractive destination. In the last two months alone, new airlines with new flights to Tel Aviv, Athens, and Baku have started operating at Chisinau International Airport," emphasized the official.
The Prime Minister also noted that other airlines already operating in Moldova have increased the number of flights and offered more favorable prices for passengers.
Previously, the head of the Moldovan government stated that there were no justified reasons for the Hungarian airline Wizz Air to suspend all flights to and from Chisinau. However, starting from February 27, 2023, Wizz Air announced the temporary suspension of flights to and from Chisinau from March 14, citing safety risks in the airspace over Moldova.
It is worth noting that the European Commission recommended initiating negotiations with Moldova on EU membership due to the significant progress the country has made in implementing Eurointegration reforms. The Commission specifically highlighted Moldova's continued reforms to strengthen democracy and the rule of law, despite numerous challenges related to Russia's aggressive war against Ukraine. The country has achieved substantial success in electoral legislation and the implementation of other recommendations provided by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Venice Commission. Comprehensive changes were made to the electoral legislation to resolve discrepancies, and a new Electoral Code was adopted in December 2022. Additionally, Moldova has undertaken public administration reform and achieved a certain level of judicial reform, progress in combating corruption, and organized crime.