Air Moldova is the national air carrier and the largest Moldavian airline. Founded by presidential decree of January 12, 1993, Air Moldova is one of the most recognized brands from Moldova.
From its hub at Chisinau International Airport, Air Moldova operates direct flights to 18 destinations - Frankfurt, Bucharest, Istanbul, Lisbon, Madrid, London, Athens, Larnaca, Rome, Milan, Verona, Bologna, Paris, Dublin, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Surgut and Kiev, offering to its passengers two Classes of service - Business and Economy.
In order to meet the constantly growing needs of its passengers, Air Moldova is increasing its fleet, for noe it consists from airliners type Airbus-320, Embraer 120 and Embraer 190jet. In May 2010, for the first time in the history of the Moldavian civil aviation company’s fleet was increased by a brand new aircraft Embraer 190 that arrived on base airport in Chisinau directly from manufacturer. The aircraft was named "Stefan cel Mare" during inauguration ceremony.
Today Air Moldova is an airline with an excellent safety record and operational reliability. Special quality audits and inspections of flight operations, maintenance, ground operations and training are carried out at least once every year, and Air Moldova’s quality system meets stringent JAR-OPS and Civil Aviation Authority requirements. Auditors are trained in accordance with the international standards in order to fully meet requirements and to provide passengers’ comfort and safety both in the air and on the ground.
On July 13, 2004 Air Moldova became a member of International Association of Air Transport (IATA). Conditions of becoming an IATA member presume high standards in all aspects of the airline activity. Before becoming an IATA member, Air Moldova underwent audits in fields of operations, maintenance, flight safety and quality systems development. Personnel competence was also assessed in order to make sure that Air Moldova meets high standards set by IATA.
On December, 29th, 2008 Air Moldova has been included in the register of the air carriers which have passed IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).
Inclusion in the register of the operators who have successfully passed IOSA means recognition of Air Moldova in global aviation community as the safe carrier who is corresponding to the rigorous international requirements. It allows to develop more successfully cooperation with leading world airlines and thanks to interline agreements with them allows to offer passenger air transportation to most cities of the world.
Air Moldova has signed around 80 interline agreements with major world airlines, such as Lufthansa, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Aeroflot, Alitalia, El Al Israel Airlines, TAP Air Portugal and others. Thanks to interline agreements Air Moldova can offer its passengers seamless connections and attractive fares to a great number of destinations all over the world.
On 15th of December 2004 Air Moldova launched its new product - Air Moldova Club. This is a Frequent Flyer Loyalty Program and is specially designed for passengers travelling often with Air Moldova. It is based on the accumulation of Credit Miles on all scheduled flights operated by Air Moldova and grants special benefits for its most loyal passengers.
Air Moldova has significantly extended its agent network. Air Moldova is a member of BSPs (Billing and Settlement Plan) of eleven countries – France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Canada. This means that in any of these countries passenger can purchase tickets for Air Moldova flights from any IATA accredited ticketing agency. In July, 13th, 2009 Air Moldova joined ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation) system, which is similar to Billing and Settlement Plan and allows all Air Moldova customers to purchase tickets for Air Moldova direct and connecting flights on the territory of USA, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Samoa.
Air Moldova keeps leading positions in e-marketing. In May 2006 the company implemented e-ticketing on all its flights among the first airlines in CIS. In June 2007 Air Moldova introduced online ticket sales on its web site www.airmoldova.md.
Air Moldova aims to build on its strong track record to expand its facilities and services, and is seeking new international partnerships to help it in reaching its goals. Potential partners will be reassured by the airline’s focus on highest international standards.
Our company continues to implement long-term programs of modernization and expansion of its fleet, to implement airline marketing initiatives, to attract new type of passengers inexistent on Moldavian air market and to contribute to the development of transit hub in Chisinau International Airport.
Transit passengers are an entirely new category of passengers, which has not existed until now on the air transportations market in our country. Air Moldova airline develops the passenger traffic trough International Airport Chisinau, due to the new product – the transit travel service trough Chisinau. In this way the airport becomes a transit HUB.