Wizzair has announced that they will suspend all flights to the Moldovan capital of Chisinau over “elevated” airspace risk.
There are fears that Russia could intensify their attempts to destabilise Moldova plus missiles have also gone astray landing in the country instead of their targets in Ukraine.
Moldovan foreign minister Nicu Popescu said his country are prepared for a “full spectrum of threats” from Russia.
The Moldovan government said on its official Telegram channel, “After analysing the risks, government agencies have determined that flights in the national airspace can be carried out safely by following a number of procedures, and they regret Wizz Air’s sudden decision.”
All flights will be suspended from 14 March to Chisinau and Wizz Air will provide extra flights to and from the Romanian city of Lasi and they will take “all necessary actions” to return operations back to Chisinau.
In a statement, Wizz Air said, “Safety of the passengers and crew remain Wizz Air’s number one priority.
“Following the recent developments in Moldova and the elevated, but not imminent, risk in the country’s airspace, Wizz Air has made the difficult but responsible decision to suspend all flights to Chisinau from the 14th of March.”