FlyOne becomes Moldova’s largest Airbus operator

FlyOne LCC FlyOne operates only Airbus A320-family aircraft – four A320s and a A319 (FlyOne)

Moldova’s FlyOne is expanding its fleet with the addition of another Airbus A320 aircraft. With a total of five units from the Airbus narrow-body family, the privately owned, low-cost carrier (LCC), which is headquartered at Chisinau International Airport, has become the largest Airbus operator in the Republic of Moldova.

The arrival of the latest 2008-vintage aircraft, like the other three A320-family units owned by the airline, means that FlyOne is now operating the youngest fleet in the Republic of Moldova. Delivered on June 20th, it is the airline’s fifth aircraft and has the registration number ER-00005. The previous A320 (tail number ER-00004) was received at the end of May.

“The purchase of these two aircraft is part of the company’s development strategy that started in 2016. It will allow the company to open new air routes, to ensure passengers’ comfort and increase their safety,” states chief executive Mircea Maleca. “By promoting ambitious projects, FlyOne intends to exceed passenger expectations and the main company strategy reflects this principle,” he adds in a statement. Maleca is the former president of the state-run Air Moldova and was also previously head of the country’s aviation authority.

In common with the rest of the fleet, the latest aircraft is powered by International Aero Engines’ V2500 power-plants and offers a capacity of 180 seats in a full economy arrangement. The LCC operates only Airbus A320-family aircraft – four A320s and a 132-seat A319.

FlyOne was launched in 2016 and currently operates direct flights from the country’s capital to 11 destinations, which include seven scheduled — to London, Moscow, Parma, Verona, Dublin, Lisbon and Paris, and and four charter routes — to Antalya, Heraklion, Sharm El Sheikh and Bodrum. Additionally, the airline offers three flights as a marketing carrier, serving Moscow-Surgut, Moscow-Krasnodar and Moscow-St Petersburg via Interline agreement with Russia’s Utair.

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