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Moldova opens up to Denmark, Germany

Wizz Air has announced a large-scale expansion in wine destination Chișinău with a number of European routes.

Already the leading low-cost airline in wine-rich Moldova, Wizz Air has announced a 68% increase in its operations to the capital Chișinău adding a second Airbus A320 to its base there from December.

At the same time it will launch five routes – to Copenhagen, Dortmund, Memmingen, Paris Beauvais and Brussels Charleroi – while existing routes will get extra frequencies including London Luton, Milan Bergamo, Venice Treviso, Berlin Schönefeld and Rome Ciampino.

In total, 17 additional flights are added to Wizz Air’s schedules from Chișinău in 2019, the increasing operations rising by 68% and offering over 700,000 seats on 13 routes to eight countries.

Wizz Air started its operations from Chișinău International Airport in 2013, and it says its investment in its base will now increase to a total of more than $200 million.

Wine country
The new route to Copenhagen from Moldova will start on December 15, flown twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

It will be the first route between Scandinavia and the Eastern European country, known for its forests and vineyards, Soviet-era architecture and folk culture.

Chişinău is home to two of the world’s largest vineyards, a fact expressed in a push last year to change the name of the airport from Chisinau International to Wine of Moldova Airport, a move the management ultimately rejected.

The expansive Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air is continuing to expand in the Danish market. From Billund it will open its eighth route later this year, while Chișinău will be its fifth for Copenhagen after Kiev, Sibiu, Sofia and Skopje.

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