The air company Air Moldova is the leading air carrier on the civil aviation market of the Republic of Moldova. Air Moldova is one of the most wide recognized brands in Moldova, founded in January 12, 1993, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova.
The airport of location of the air company is the Chisinau International Airport, from where Air Moldova operates regular flights to 23 destinations - Frankfurt, Istanbul, Antalya, Lisbon, Madrid, Bucharest, London, Athens, Larnaka, Rome, Milano, Verona, Bologna, Venice, Barcelona, Paris, Dublin, Moscow, Sankt-Petersburg, Surgut, Nizhnevartovsk, Kiev and Sochi. The air company offers two classes of service – Economy and Business.
Currently, Air Moldova holds about 50% from the air passengers flow registered on the local market.
Air Moldova pays great importance to modernization of its fleet. An important moment for Air Moldova constituted renewal of its fleet with modern aircraft Airbus A320 (in September 2003, February 2004 and March 2009). This fact has led to considerable increase of the number of passengers and volume of cargo transported. An important event took place on May 10, 2010. For the first time in the history of the civil aviation the company’s fleet was completed with a new aircraft Embraer 190JET that arrived at the Chisinau airport directly from the manufacturer. During the inauguration ceremony the aircraft was named in the name of the ruler "Stefan cel Mare".
On the international level, Air Moldova proved to be a safe and solid company.
On July 13, 2004 Air Moldova became an active member of the International Association of Air Transport (IATA). The adhering conditions to IATA presume certain standards and requirements among which are to be mentioned: modernization of the fleet, assurance of flight security, personnel competence and development of a quality system.
In December 2008, Air Moldova has been included in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register.
Obtaining the IOSA certificate means a quality status for an air company and its recognition by the world aviation community as a safe air carrier that complies with all international safety requirements.
This has allowed Air Moldova to extend in a more dynamic way its cooperation with the worldwide known air companies and offer to its passengers flights to almost all cities of the world in which operate the partner companies on the basis of interline agreements. Even since 2009 the company has interline agreements with about 80 international companies among which are be mentioned such giants as Lufthansa, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Aeroflot, Alitalia , El Al Israel Airlines, TAP Portugal etc.
Air Moldova undertook great efforts to extend its ticket sales network, both in the country and abroad. In this sense, Air Moldova became a member of BSP (Billing and Settlement Plan) consisting of 11 countries – Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, France and Canada and since July 2009 the company has joined the ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation).
This allows selling air tickets for Air Moldova flights on the territory of the countries that joined BSP as well as on the territory of USA, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Eastern Samoa due to its participation within the ARC system.
Air Moldova keeps the leading position in selling the e-tickets. In May 2006, the company was among the first air companies from the CIS to implement e-ticketing and since June 2007 Air Moldova introduced online ticket sales on its web site www.airmoldova.md.
Starting with December 15, 2004, the air company is being implementing the recompensing program of the passengers who fly frequently with the air company – Air Moldova Club.
For the passengers’ comfortableness, Air Moldova is being successfully implementing the intermodal transportation which implies air and land travel. In 2008, the air company has launched the program “Air&Rail” on Chisinau-Frankfurt destination which afterwards was extended to other destinations like Chisinau-Moscow and Chisinau-London.
Air Moldova shall continue its activities referring to fleet modernization and shall extend its spectrum of services, constantly improving the quality of provided services.
Another priority of the company’s activity shall remain assurance of flight safety according to the European requirements in the field.
In order to increase the passengers flow, the company continues to undertake actions to attract a new category of passengers that didn’t exist previously on the air transport market of the Republic of Moldova – transit passengers.
Air Moldova develops the passengers’ traffic through the Chisinau International Airport due to a new launched product (2009) - the transit travel service trough Chisinau. In this way the airport of location becomes a transit HUB.