A flight to Chisinau from Dublin Airport was cancelled on February 10. The airline Air Moldova said the reason was a historical debt accumulated when Air Moldova was a state-owned company, IPN reports.
“Given the restrictive measures in relation to flights introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of financial resources led to the suspension of payments for the accumulated debt. As a result, on February 9, after the 9U 831 Chisinau-Dublin flight, the Airbus 319 ER-AXL aircraft, after landing in Dublin, wasn’t authorized to fly back to Chisinau,” the airline noted in a press release.
According to Air Moldova, this is an unprecedented event in the company’s history. An agreement was now reached to deal with this ‘controversial issue’.
The passengers of the Dublin-Chisinau flight scheduled for February 10 will be transported to Chisinau on February 13. The company assures that all the passengers of the cancelled flight were accommodated at the hotel and provided with food and informational support.
All the costs were covered by Air Moldova.