Wizz Air airline is being expanded in Moldova
Created on 07.08.2019 10:39
Wizz Air, one of the largest Europe low-cost airlines, continues to increase its presence in the former socialist bloc countries. The Hungarian low-cost airline has announced plans to increase its fleet and open a number of new routes from the capital of Moldova, according to portal Ato.ru. In 2020, on flights from Chisinau the carrier plans to put up for sale more than 1 million seats.
Wizz Air fleet will be replenished with one Airbus A320 and will be increased to three aircrafts at Chisinau International Airport. The aircraft will be put into operation in December 2019, which will allow the low-cost airline to expand the route map, adding four new directions, as well as increase the frequency of flights on existing routes.
It should be noted, during the present decade, an agreement on airspace liberalization with the European Union (EU) (signed in 2012), then an introduction of a visa-free regime with the EU countries (in 2014), became important incentives for the passenger traffic growth in Moldova. Despite the fact that the Republic of Moldova is one of the least popular destinations for European tourists, this country stimulates an own traffic development to Europe. Besides, in 2015, the flights interruption between Ukraine and Russia allowed to increase the number of transit passengers in the Moldavian main air hub.
The Hungarian low-cost airline has been carrying out an active policy of penetrating the budget transportation markets in Europe and ex-USSR countries. Wizz Air is flying to Baltic countries, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, as well as Kazakhstan.