Wizz Air, a budget airline from Europe, has announced that it will temporarily halt flights to Moldova due to concerns regarding the safety of its airspace.
The decision will take effect from March 14 and is a result of increased tensions in Moldova following reports of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine spilling over the border.
Moldovan and Ukrainian authorities claim that Russian missiles have entered Moldova’s airspace several times during the ongoing conflict, with the latest incident occurring on February 10. In a statement released on Monday, Wizz Air cited the high but non-imminent risk in Moldova’s airspace as the reason for its decision.
The airline did not provide any specific information about the recent developments that led to this decision. According to Wizz Air’s website, flights to Chisinau International Airport scheduled beyond March 14 will now be redirected to Iasi, Romania