Moldova to have direct flights from Chisinau to Iceland destinations
14:06 | 13.09.2023 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 13 Sep. /MOLDPRES/- Moldova will have direct flights from Chisinau to Iceland destinations. The Cabinet approved the initiation of negotiations on the draft Agreement between the governments of Moldova and Iceland on air services.
The agreement aims at setting cooperation relations in the air transport and to strengthen diplomatic and economic relations between the states.
The document sets out the principles governing the operation of bilateral air services, namely: aviation security, tariffs, taxes and certificates of airworthiness and competence. The agreement also establishes the rights for the conduct of air transport of the parties and the procedure for the authorization of airlines.
According to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, collaboration with Iceland will have economic benefits for our country by increasing passenger traffic, as well as increasing competitiveness on the domestic aviation market.
Recently, several airlines have announced that they are launching new flights from Chisinau. Thus, Air Baltic, one of the largest low-cost companies in Europe, announced that it will launch Chisinau - Riga flight starting in 2024. Aegean Airlines company will operate Chisinau - Athens flight from this November, with two weekly flights. In early August, the companies Southwind Airlines, Israir and Azerbaijan Airlines - AZAL announced the initiation of new direct flights to Chisinau.