Established in 1994, Moldavian Airlines was the first private airline in Moldova. It began operations in August 1994 and operated scheduled passenger flights both domestically and internationally. Moldavian Airlines was based at Chişinău International Airport and operated routes to Romania and Italy. The airline became a joint Swiss-Moldovan company in 1999 through a partnership with Carpatair, a regional Romanian airline.
Over the years, Moldavian Airlines faced fluctuations in passenger numbers, with a decline in passengers in 2008. Unfortunately, the airline ceased operations in 2014 and eventually shut down.
Moldavian Airlines primarily flew between Chisinau, Budapest, Timisoara and Istanbul.
Below is the baggage allowance for flights operated by Moldavian Airlines before it ceased operations.
Aircraft Type SB20 (e.g., SAAB 2000):
Aircraft Type F100 (e.g., Fokker100):
Business Class: 30kg (2 pieces, max dimensions per piece 203cm)
Economy Class: 20kg (2 pieces, max dimensions per piece 203cm)
Infants: 10kg (1 small piece plus one foldable buggy, max dimensions 115cm)
Moldavian Airlines passengers had to be at the airport for clearance procedures no later than 60 minutes before departure.
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Chișinău International Airport is the primary international airport in Moldova, located near the capital city, Chisinau. It is currently the primary hub for Moldovan Airlines. The airport has modern facilities including passenger services, duty-free shops and car rental options.
Other airlines that operate flights to/from this airport include Aegean Airlines, FlyOne, HiSky, LOT Polish Airlines and Wizz Air, among many others.
Before ceasing all operations, Moldavian Airlines operated its flights with the following aircraft in its fleet: